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A04219 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 13, 2023
        Introduced by M. of A. RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health
        AN  ACT  to  direct the New York state department of health to conduct a
          study on the incidences of cancer clusters in cities and towns  having
          a population of more than ninety thousand

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. 1. The commissioner of the New  York  state  department  of
     2  health  is  hereby authorized and directed to prepare or have prepared a
     3  study of the incidences of cancer  clusters  in  all  cities  and  towns
     4  having  a  population of more than ninety thousand inhabitants as deter-
     5  mined by the last federal decennial census. Such study shall include  an
     6  analysis  of  high  risk neighborhoods examining disparities in: income,
     7  race and ethnicity, public and private    housing,  proximity  to  major
     8  sources of air pollution, proximity to major sources of carcinogens, and
     9  an  evaluation  of  the  effectiveness of existing medical facilities in
    10  each city.  The study shall include recommendations  for  evidence-based
    11  interventions to address the high burden of cancer clusters in each city
    12  and town included in the study.
    13    2.  For the purposes of this act, "cancer cluster" shall mean a great-
    14  er-than-expected number of cancer cases that occurs within  a  group  of
    15  people in a geographic area over a period of time.
    16    §  2.  The  study  shall  be completed and posted on the department of
    17  health's website by September 30, 2025.
    18    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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