senate Bill S8968

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York state community doula directory for doulas serving Medicaid patients

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
May 17, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2022 1st report cal.1348
May 02, 2022 referred to health

Votes

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May 9, 2022 - Health committee Vote

S8968
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Health Committee Vote: May 9, 2022

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S8968 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10333
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25 Title 6-A §§2594-a - 2594-c, Pub Health L

S8968 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health to establish and maintain the New York state community doula directory for doulas on such department's website for the purposes of Medicaid reimbursement and promoting doula services to Medicaid recipients; establishes criteria for admittance into the New York state community doula directory; makes related provisions.

S8968 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8968 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8968
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 2, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
   New  York  state community doula directory for doulas serving Medicaid
   patients
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and  declarations. The legislature
 hereby  finds and declares that poor maternal and infant health outcomes
 and disparities are a public health crisis that pose  a  threat  to  the
 health,  welfare,  and  quality of life of child bearing people, infants
 and their families. The legislature acknowledges the imbalances  of  how
 doula care is treated in different communities. Between the rising costs
 of reproductive care, the absence of a federal doula Medicaid framework,
 and  the  existing barriers to equitable prenatal, intranatal, and post-
 partum care services, the legislature hereby  finds  the  importance  in
 establishing  a  community  doula  directory to increase access to care.
 Having doula services in an accessible and centralized location that  is
 open to the public without an economic barrier, will help connect birth-
 ing persons with the doula care services they need.
   §  2.  Article  25 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
 title 6-A to read as follows:
 
                                TITLE VI-A
                            DOULAS FOR MEDICAID
 
 SECTION 2594-A. DEFINITIONS.
         2594-B. NEW YORK STATE COMMUNITY DOULA DIRECTORY.
         2594-C. CRITERIA FOR ADMITTANCE INTO THE NEW YORK STATE COMMUNI-
                   TY DOULA DIRECTORY.
   § 2594-A. DEFINITIONS. 1. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  TITLE,  "DOULA"
 MEANS  A TRAINED PERSON WHO PROVIDES CONTINUOUS PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, AND
 INFORMATIONAL SUPPORT TO A PREGNANT PERSON AND THE FAMILY OF SUCH  PREG-
 NANT PERSON BEFORE, DURING OR A REASONABLE TIME AFTER CHILDBIRTH.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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