STATE OF NEW YORK
March 7, 2022
Introduced by M. of A. JOYNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
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.