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A09446 Summary:

COSPNSREpstein, Simon, Jean-Pierre, Fernandez, McMahon, Griffin
Add Art 2 Title 6 §267-a, Pub Health L
Establishes a uterine fibroids awareness and education program on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and the elevated risk for minority women.
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A09446 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 7, 2022
        Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the public health law, in relation to establishing a
          uterine fibroids awareness and education program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Title 6 of article 2 of the public health law, as added by
     2  chapter 342 of the laws of 2014, is amended  by  adding  a  new  section
     3  267-a to read as follows:
     4    §  267-a.    Uterine  fibroids awareness and education program. 1. The
     5  department shall conduct  an  ongoing  public  awareness  and  education
     6  program under section two hundred seven of this article on the symptoms,
     7  diagnosis  and  treatment  of uterine fibroids and the elevated risk for
     8  minority women.
     9    2. The department shall produce and distribute  educational  materials
    10  on  the  elevated risks of uterine fibroids for minority women, symptoms
    11  of uterine fibroids and available treatments. Such  materials  shall  be
    12  made  available to appropriate health care providers for distribution to
    13  patients. The department shall also provide information on the symptoms,
    14  diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and the  elevated  risk  for
    15  minority  women  on  the  department's internet website. No provision of
    16  this subdivision  shall  be  deemed  to  prohibit  the  utilization  and
    17  distribution  of  educational materials relating thereto produced by any
    18  public, private or governmental entity,  in  lieu  of  the  department's
    19  production of such materials.
    20    3.  The  department  shall  periodically  review available data on the
    21  symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and  the  elevated
    22  risk  for  minority  women  and  update  the information provided in its
    23  educational materials and on its internet website, as appropriate.
    24    4. The department shall report every three years,  commencing  January
    25  first,  two  thousand twenty-five, to the governor, the temporary presi-
    26  dent of the senate and the speaker of the assembly on the implementation
    27  of this section and any recommendations for furthering  the  purpose  of
    28  this section.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    5.  Implementation  of this section shall be contingent upon and shall
     2  be conducted within appropriations made therefor.
     3    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     4  it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
     5  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
     6  tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
     7  completed on or before such effective date.
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