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A06429 Summary:

COSPNSRGalef, Dickens, Perry, Otis, Paulin, Anderson
Add §2803-aa, Pub Health L
Requires hospitals distribute literature created by the commissioner to patients at a high risk of sickle cell disease.
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A06429 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                                                                Cal. No. 372
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 17, 2021
        Introduced by M. of A. HYNDMAN, GALEF, DICKENS, PERRY, OTIS -- read once
          and  referred  to  the Committee on Health -- reported and referred to
          the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
          advanced  to  a third reading, passed by Assembly and delivered to the
          Senate, recalled from the Senate,  vote  reconsidered,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading
        AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring hospi-
          tals distribute literature created by the commissioner to patients  at
          a high risk of sickle cell disease
          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  2803-aa to read as follows:
     3    §  2803-aa.  Sickle cell disease information distribution. The commis-
     4  sioner shall design an informational packet about sickle  cell  disease,
     5  including screening, prevention, and treatment information. Every gener-
     6  al  hospital  shall  distribute  the packet to every patient, or, if the
     7  patient lacks capacity to make health care decisions, to  a  person  who
     8  has  authority  to  make  health  care decisions for the patient, who is
     9  suspected to be at high risk of inheriting sickle cell disease.
    10    § 2. 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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