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S06730 Summary:

BILL NOS06730
 
SAME ASSAME AS A00356
 
SPONSORGOLDEN
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 206, Pub Health L
 
Directs the commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety information to maternity patients: information detailing safe sleeping procedures for babies, crib product recalls and disclosure of the federal standards on the manufacture and sale of cribs.
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S06730 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6730
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    February 10, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  directing  the
          commissioner of health to cause the distribution of crib safety infor-
          mation to maternity patients
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public  health  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph (v) to read as follows:
     3    (v)  by  rule  and  regulation,  cause the distribution of crib safety
     4  information. (1) The commissioner shall require that every hospital  and
     5  birth center distribute at the time of discharge directly to each mater-
     6  nity  patient  and, upon request, to the general public an informational
     7  leaflet concerning crib safety. Such leaflet shall be  designed  by  the
     8  commissioner in conjunction with the director of the division of consum-
     9  er  protection, on behalf of the consumer protection division, and shall
    10  contain information detailing safe sleeping procedures for babies,  crib
    11  product  recalls and disclosure of the federal standards on the manufac-
    12  ture and sale of cribs.
    13    (2) Such leaflet shall  be  made  available  to  hospitals  and  birth
    14  centers  by  the  department  on  its  website  and shall be provided in
    15  English, as well as the top six languages other than English  spoken  in
    16  the  state according to the latest available data from the United States
    17  Bureau of Census.
    18    (3) Hospital staff shall inquire whether the maternity patient  has  a
    19  new  crib  available  for any newborns. If the maternity patients do not
    20  have a new crib available,  hospital  staff  shall  provide  information
    21  about  where  to  obtain a new crib, including social services agencies,
    22  non-profit service providers or other relevant organizations.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of  May  next  succeeding
    24  the  date  upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately,
    25  the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or  regulation  neces-
    26  sary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is author-
    27  ized to be made on or before such date.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04052-01-5
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