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A02417 Summary:

BILL NO    A02417A


SPONSOR    Crespo (MS)

COSPNSR    Rodriguez, Arroyo, Rivera, Ramos, Moya, Ortiz, Sepulveda, Pretlow,


Add Art 27-BB SS2725 - 2727, Art 13-I SS1399-xx & 1399-yy, Art 24-F SS2499-b -
2499-d, S1399-o-1, amd SS2111 & 2599-b, Pub Health L; add SS3001-e, 1527-a &
921, amd S916, Ed L; add S235-h, RP L; amd S33-0303, En Con L; add S143, Pub
Bldg L

Enacts comprehensive provisions to curtail the incidence of asthma and other
respiratory diseases; requires teachers in public and non-public school systems
to be trained in identifying and responding to asthma emergencies in accordance
with standards to be prescribed by the commissioner of education in
consultation with the commissioner of health; provides for a program of asthma
disease management and control within the department of health; program shall
provide various services to health care providers, patients, and others;
authorizes the commissioner of health to make grants; provides for a study of
asthma incidence and prevalence; provides for an annual report on the program;
requires health care providers to provide pregnant women with information on
in-utero exposure to tobacco smoke; requires residential leases to include
information on the smoking restrictions for the leased premises and in common
ares; prohibits idling of motor vehicle engines upon school grounds; authorizes
school boards to allow certain students to use inhalers or nebulizers; requires
the school that authorizes the use of an inhaler to prepare an emergency action
plan for the student; ensures safety of all students who suffer from
respiratory illnesses in New York; requires reporting of cases of asthma;
provides for the curtailing of the use of chemicals which may trigger asthma
episodes; provides for the use of the least toxic pesticides which effectively
eradicate the targeted organism; includes certain respiratory diseases within
the disease management demonstration program; provides for the reduction of
emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other chronic respiratory diseases in
children; relates to smoking restrictions in certain outdoor areas.
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