Bill Text: NY A02957 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires information on possible complications from pregnancy that can lead to death; requires screenings and referrals for serious threats to life after pregnancy.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-19 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A02957 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02957-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2957--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 28, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of A. RICHARDSON, THIELE, BICHOTTE, EPSTEIN, D'URSO,
          SAYEGH, ORTIZ, JAFFEE, GRIFFIN, BARRON, WRIGHT --  Multi-Sponsored  by
          --  M.  of  A.    DE LA ROSA,  SIMON  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to providing informa-
          tion  on  possible  complications  from  pregnancy; and in relation to
          screenings and referrals for serious threats to life after pregnancy

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.    Section  2803-j  of the public health law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 1-e to read as follows:
     3    1-e. The informational  leaflet  shall  also  include  information  on
     4  possible  complications  from  pregnancy  that  can endanger the life or
     5  health of the newborn or the mother. The commissioner,  in  consultation
     6  with  any  state  or  local government maternal mortality review boards,
     7  shall review and update this information as necessary.
     8    § 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 2803-n  of  the  public
     9  health law, as amended by chapter 199 of the laws of 2014, is amended to
    10  read as follows:
    11    (b)  Maternity  care shall also include, at minimum, parent education,
    12  assistance and training in breast or bottle feeding, education on mater-
    13  nal depression, education on maternal depression  screening  and  refer-
    14  rals,  and  the performance of any necessary or appropriate maternal and
    15  newborn clinical assessments and screenings and  appropriate  referrals.
    16  Notwithstanding  this requirement, nothing in this paragraph is intended
    17  to result in the hospital charging any amount for such services in addi-
    18  tion to the applicable  charge  for  the  maternity  inpatient  hospital
    19  admission.
    20    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    21  it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
    22  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    23  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
    24  completed on or before such effective date.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04513-02-9
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