Bill Text: NY A04892 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to health care and wellness education and outreach programs for preventing sudden cardiac arrest among student athletes including recommending evidenced-based best practices for health certificates required pursuant to the education law, screening exams required for participation in interscholastic athletics, and information for students and their parents and guardians regarding sudden cardiac arrest.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-21 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [A04892 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04892-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4892
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 5, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. CUSICK, CRESPO, L. ROSENTHAL, OTIS, SEAWRIGHT --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  health  care  and
          wellness education and outreach programs for preventing sudden cardiac
          arrest among student athletes
          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 207 of the public  health  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (p) to read as follows:
     3    (p)  Preventing  sudden cardiac arrest among students participating in
     4  school sporting  events,  including  recommending  evidenced-based  best
     5  practices  for  health  certificates  required  pursuant to section nine
     6  hundred three of the education law, screening exams required for partic-
     7  ipation in interscholastic athletics, and information for  students  and
     8  their  parents and guardians regarding sudden cardiac arrest. Such mate-
     9  rials shall be developed in conjunction with the commissioner of  educa-
    10  tion, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York chapter
    11  of  the  American  Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Heart Associ-
    12  ation, and shall include an explanation of sudden  cardiac  arrest,  its
    13  incidence  among student athletes, a description of early warning signs,
    14  and an overview of the options that are privately  available  to  screen
    15  for  cardiac conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest including
    16  a statement about the limitations of these options.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00289-01-9
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