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A00484 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
COSPNSRArroyo, Darling, Cruz, Fernandez, Glick, Simon, Pichardo, Blake, Gottfried, Sayegh, De La Rosa, Ortiz, Griffin
Add §268, Pub Health L
Directs the commissioner of health to develop informational materials concerning menstrual disorders for distribution in schools and to patients.
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A00484 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  informational
          materials concerning menstrual disorders
          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  section
     2  268 to read as follows:
     3    §   268.   Informational  materials  concerning  menstrual  disorders.
     4  Subject to appropriation, the  commissioner,  in  conjunction  with  the
     5  commissioner of education, shall create age specific informational mate-
     6  rials  to  be provided to school districts and health care practitioners
     7  upon request to distribute to students and patients educating them about
     8  menstrual disorders and their symptoms. The materials shall include, but
     9  be not limited to:
    10    1. the timing, signs and symptoms of endometriosis and other menstrual
    11  disorders;
    12    2. the importance of menstrual health and its impacts on  one's  phys-
    13  ical, emotional, social, and academic life;
    14    3. basic statistics on endometriosis and other menstrual disorders;
    15    4. best practices on how to be one's own healthcare advocate; and
    16    5.  basic  treatment  options  for  endometriosis  and other menstrual
    17  disorders, as well as recommendations for follow-up care from a  health-
    18  care provider.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    20  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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