A02700 Summary:

BILL NO    A02700 

SAME AS    SAME AS S05048

SPONSOR    Peoples-Stokes (MS)

COSPNSR    Lupardo, Hevesi

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S2803-j, Pub Health L

Relates to requiring maternity patients and the other parent of a newborn child
to be educated in safe sleeping practices.
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A02700 Actions:

BILL NO    A02700 

01/20/2015 referred to health
04/22/2015 reported 
04/23/2015 advanced to third reading cal.185
04/28/2015 passed assembly
04/28/2015 delivered to senate
04/28/2015 REFERRED TO HEALTH
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A02700 Votes:

A02700 04/28/2015 139/1
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A02700 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2700

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
requiring hospitals and birth centers to request each maternity
patient and other parent of a newborn to view a video presentation on
safe sleeping practices for newborns

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:  This bill requires hospitals and
birth centers to provide leaflets on safe and unsafe sleeping
practices and to request each maternity patient and father of a
newborn view a video presentation on unsafe and safe sleeping
practices for newborns.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends Subdivision 1 to Section 2803-j of the
Public Health Law by adding a new paragraph 1-d which requires
hospitals and birth centers to distribute a leaflet prepared by the
New York State Commissioner of Health that describes safe and unsafe
sleeping practices and to provide certain statistical data regarding
fatalities from unsafe sleeping practices.

Section 2 of the bill amends Section 2803-j of the public health law
by adding a new subdivision 7 directing hospitals and birthing centers
to request each maternity patient and 'father of a newborn view a
video presentation prepared by the Commissioner of Health on safe
sleeping practices for newborns and to make such video available to
take home.

Both the leaflet and video required by these two amendments are to be
prepared in languages that will best convey such information to the
patients who frequent such hospital and birthing center.

Section 3 provides an Effective Date.

JUSTIFICATION:  Deaths caused by babies being put in unsafe sleeping
environments are 100% preventable. Over a hundred of these deaths
occur in New York State each and every year. Six infant deaths in Erie
County in January of 2014 are thought to be attributable to altered
sleeping practices due to the extreme cold weather during the winter
of 2013-2014. It is evident that parents are unaware of the dangers
that unsafe sleep environments pose to their babies.

Requiring hospitals and birth centers to request each maternity
patient and father of a newborn view receive a leaflet and to view a
video presentation on safe sleeping practices for newborns would
result in more parents becoming aware of the dangers from unsafe
sleeping and taking prevent steps to prevent these avoidable tragedies
from occurring. This will ultimately save lives as more parents will
give their baby a safe sleeping environment.

This is one in a series of measures being introduced at the request of
the Erie County Executive upon the recommendation of the county's
Commissioner of Social Services to improve the provision of child
protective services to New York's children and families.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A. 9701 as of 2013/2014


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:  Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:  This act shall take on the one hundred twentieth day
after it shall have become law.
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A02700 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2700

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 20, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES, LUPARDO, HEVESI -- read once and
         referred to the Committee on Health

       AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  requiring  hospi-
         tals  and  birth  centers  to request each maternity patient and other
         parent of a newborn to view a  video  presentation  on  safe  sleeping
         practices for newborns

         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,  as  amended  by
    2  chapter  62  of the laws of 1996, is amended by adding a new subdivision
    3  1-d to read as follows:
    4    1-D. THE INFORMATIONAL LEAFLET SHALL ALSO INCLUDE  AN  EXPLANATION  OF
    5  UNSAFE  SLEEPING  PRACTICES  INCLUDING  THE POTENTIAL FATAL CONSEQUENCES
    6  FROM SUCH UNSAFE SLEEPING PRACTICES AND RECOMMENDED SAFE SLEEPING  PRAC-
    7  TICES.  THE  LEAFLET  SHALL  INCLUDE STATISTICS CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF
    8  DEATHS OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN EACH YEAR SUSPECTED OR KNOWN TO BE CAUSED
    9  BY UNSAFE SLEEPING PRACTICES. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CAUSE A  SUFFICIENT
   10  NUMBER OF SUCH LEAFLETS TO BE PRODUCED TO ALLOW PARENTS OF NEWBORN CHIL-
   11  DREN  TO TAKE A LEAFLET HOME WITH THEM. THE LEAFLET SHALL BE MADE AVAIL-
   12  ABLE IN LANGUAGES BEST DESIGNED TO CONVEY THE INFORMATION TO THE PARENTS
   13  WHO RECEIVE MATERNITY RELATED SERVICES  AT  SUCH  HOSPITAL  OR  BIRTHING
   14  CENTER.
   15    S 2. Section 2803-j of the public health law, as amended by chapter 62
   16  of the laws of 1996, is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as
   17  follows:
   18    7.  EVERY  HOSPITAL AND BIRTH CENTER SHALL REQUEST THAT EACH MATERNITY
   19  PATIENT AND OTHER PARENT, IF AVAILABLE, OF A NEWBORN CHILD, VIEW A VIDEO
   20  PRESENTATION, APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER, ON UNSAFE SLEEPING PRACTICES
   21  INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  THE  DANGERS  OF  CO-SLEEPING  WITH  A
   22  NEWBORN,  INFANT  OR  CHILD,  THE POTENTIAL FATAL CONSEQUENCES FROM SUCH
   23  UNSAFE SLEEPING PRACTICES AND RECOMMENDED SAFE SLEEPING  PRACTICES.  THE

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD01717-01-5
       A. 2700                             2

    1  VIDEO  SHALL  INCLUDE  STATISTICS  CONCERNING  THE  NUMBER  OF DEATHS OF
    2  INFANTS AND CHILDREN EACH YEAR SUSPECTED OR KNOWN TO BE CAUSED BY UNSAFE
    3  SLEEPING PRACTICES. AFTER VIEWING SUCH  A  VIDEO  PRESENTATION  OR  UPON
    4  REFUSAL  TO VIEW SUCH A VIDEO PRESENTATION, THE HOSPITAL OR BIRTH CENTER
    5  SHALL REQUEST THAT SUCH PATIENT AND/OR OTHER PARENT SIGN A FORM  STATING
    6  THAT  THEY  HAVE  VIEWED OR REFUSED TO VIEW SUCH VIDEO PRESENTATION. ALL
    7  TRAINING MATERIALS AND FORMS REQUIRED TO  IMPLEMENT  THE  PROVISIONS  OF
    8  THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
    9    S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
   10  it shall have become a law.
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