A03204 Summary:

BILL NO    A03204 

SAME AS    SAME AS S05436

SPONSOR    Fitzpatrick (MS)

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   Crouch, Giglio, Kolb, McKevitt, Raia, Thiele

Add Art 43-D S4372, 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.
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A03204 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A3204

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:
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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A03204 Text:

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

                                         3204

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 24, 2013
                                      ___________

       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-D to read as follows:
    3                                 ARTICLE 43-D
    4                     PUBLIC UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING
    5  SECTION 4372. PUBLIC UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKING PROGRAM.

    6    S  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.
                                                                  LBD05957-01-3
       A. 3204                             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    S 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.
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