Bill Text: NY A03840 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to requiring that information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-3)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-22 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A03840 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03840-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  McDONALD,  ORTIZ, MORINELLO -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  requiring  that
          information be made available to parents regarding window blind safety
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2803-j of the public  health  law,
     2  as  amended  by  chapter  199 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    1. The commissioner shall require that every hospital and birth center
     5  shall prepare in printed or photocopied form and distribute at the  time
     6  of  pre-booking directly to each prospective maternity patient and, upon
     7  request, to the general public an informational  leaflet.  Such  leaflet
     8  shall  be  designed  by  the  commissioner and shall contain brief defi-
     9  nitions of maternity related procedures and practices  as  specified  in
    10  subdivision two of this section and such other material as deemed appro-
    11  priate  by  the commissioner. Hospitals and birth centers may also elect
    12  to distribute additional explanatory material along with  the  maternity
    13  patients informational leaflet. The commissioner shall make the informa-
    14  tion  contained in the leaflet available on the department's website and
    15  shall cause a sufficient number of leaflets to be printed or photocopied
    16  to allow each pediatric primary care provider in the  state  to  provide
    17  the leaflet to parents at a child's six month appointment.
    18    § 2. Section 2803-j of the public health law, as amended by chapter 62
    19  of  the laws of 1996, is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-e to read
    20  as follows:
    21    1-e. The informational leaflet shall also include information  regard-
    22  ing  the  danger  that  window  blinds pose to children including proper
    23  installation of blinds, examples of current standards and the  potential
    24  fatal consequences from strangulation posed by window blinds.
    25    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    26  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.