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A03204 Summary:

BILL NOA03204
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05436
 
SPONSORFitzpatrick (MS)
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSRCrouch, 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:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3204
 
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 treat- ment 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:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3204
 
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    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    §  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    § 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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