|SAME AS||SAME AS S03349|
|MLTSPNSR||Crouch, Giglio, Kolb, McKevitt, Raia, Thiele|
|Add Art 43-C §4372, Pub Health L|
|Creates a public umbilical cord blood banking program within the department of health to promote public awareness of the potential benefits of public cord banking, to promote research into the uses of cord blood, and to facilitate pre-delivery arrangements for public banking of cord blood donations.|
|04/24/2017||referred to health|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A7338 SPONSOR: Fitzpatrick (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to promotion of public umbilical cord blood banking   PURPOSE: To create a public umbilical cord blood banking program in New York State.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one establishes the umbilical cord blood banking program to promote research into the uses of umbilical cord blood. This section also requires the Department of Health to develop a public education and outreach campaign, via written materials, brochures, the internet and public service announcements to promote public umbilical cord blood banking awareness. The section also promotes research through public and private funding sources in the potential benefits of umbilical cord blood as a source of stem cells in the treatment of disease.   JUSTIFICATION: Umbilical cord research is rich in blood stem cells that can serve as a lifeline in treating many life-threatening diseases. Also, cord blood stem cells have been used to treat patients suffering from almost 50 disorders. For example, a study published in the November 24, 2004 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine confirms that stem cells derived from the umbilical cords of newborn babies are a viable and effective transplant source for thousands of leukemia patients who have no other treatment option. In October 2005, scientists in Korea claimed they enabled a patient who could not walk for the last 19 years to walk by using stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Currently, there is only one not-for-profit cord blood bank in Manhattan thus a public umbilical cord blood banking program would enable more research and education for New Yorkers who need treatment.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2016 - A3124 - Held in Health Committee 2014 - A.3204 - Held in Health Committee 2012 - A.2519 - Held in Health Committee 2010 - A.2702 - Held in Health Committee 2008 - A.5081 - Held in Health Committee 2006 - A.9416 - Held in Health Committee   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7338 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY April 24, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. FITZPATRICK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CROUCH, GIGLIO, KOLB, McKEVITT, RAIA, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to promotion of public umbilical cord blood banking The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 2 43-C to read as follows: 3 ARTICLE 43-C 4 PUBLIC UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING 5 Section 4372. Public umbilical cord blood banking program. 6 § 4372. Public umbilical cord blood banking program. 1. The public 7 umbilical cord blood banking program is hereby established within the 8 department to promote public awareness of the potential benefits of 9 public umbilical cord blood banking, to promote research into the uses 10 of umbilical cord blood, and to facilitate pre-delivery arrangements for 11 public banking of umbilical cord blood donations. 12 2. The department shall: 13 (a) develop a public education and outreach campaign, via written 14 materials, brochures, the internet, and public service announcements to 15 promote public umbilical cord blood banking awareness and education of 16 the general public and potential umbilical cord blood donors of the 17 benefits of public umbilical cord blood banking; 18 (b) develop educational materials and brochures which shall be made 19 available to the general public and potential umbilical cord blood 20 donors through local departments of health; health care practitioners, 21 including obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatricians, and midwives; 22 health maintenance organizations; hospitals; clinics, walk-in medical EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08639-01-7A. 7338 2 1 centers, mobile care units, surgi-centers, and urgent care centers; and 2 clinics and organizations serving pregnant women; 3 (c) coordinate and promote professional education programs for health 4 care providers on the benefits of public umbilical cord blood banking; 5 (d) promote research, through public and private funding sources, in 6 the potential benefits of umbilical cord blood as an alternative to 7 tissue transplantation and as a source of stem cells in the treatment of 8 disease; 9 (e) develop criteria, pursuant to regulation, regarding the appropri- 10 ate collection and storage of umbilical cord blood for public banking; 11 the identification of blood banks and the area served by each such blood 12 bank; the adequacy of safeguards in place at such blood banks to ensure 13 the safe collection and storage of umbilical cord blood; and provisions 14 for arrangements between such blood banks and hospitals, including 15 certification of blood bank personnel, designation of responsibilities 16 and liabilities between such blood bank personnel and hospital person- 17 nel; and any other provisions necessary to ensure the safety of the 18 mother, her child, any such personnel in attendance at the delivery 19 and/or the umbilical cord blood collection site, and the stored umbili- 20 cal cord blood; and 21 (f) establish a statewide toll-free telephone number to receive 22 requests for information and to direct potential umbilical cord blood 23 donors to available public umbilical cord blood banks serving the area 24 in which such potential donor resides or is planning to deliver. 25 3. The commissioner shall accept and expend any grants, awards, or 26 other funds or appropriations as may be made available for the purposes 27 of this article, subject to limitations as to the approval of expendi- 28 tures and audit as prescribed for state funds by the state finance law. 29 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 30 it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate- 31 ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation 32 necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are 33 authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such 34 effective date.