Bill S6852-2013

Directs the New York state department of health to conduct a study on the incidences of asthma in cities having a population of one hundred thousand or more and to prepare a report

Directs the New York state department of health to conduct a study on the incidences of asthma in cities having a population of one hundred thousand or more and to prepare a report.

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  • Jun 10, 2014: referred to health
  • Jun 10, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 10, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 9, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1218
  • Jun 9, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Mar 19, 2014: REFERRED TO HEALTH

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BILL NUMBER:S6852

TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the New York state department of health to conduct a study on the incidences of asthma in cities having a population of one hundred thousand or more and to prepare a report

PURPOSE: To require the New York State Department of Health to conduct a study on the incidences of asthma in cities having a population over 100,000 people. The study should be completed by September 20, 2015.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

§ 1. The commissioner of the New York State Department of Health shall prepare a study of the incidences of asthma in all cities having a population of one hundred thousand or more. The study and report shall include a map of each city indicating incidents of asthma.

§ 2. The study shall be completed by September 30, 2015.

§ 3 Once the study is completed, the study and an interactive map of each city indicating incidents of asthma shall be placed on the department's website.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: The Mayo Clinic defines Asthma as a "condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath." The Mayo Clinic further states, "For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack."

Asthma rates have been surging in the United States for many years. On October 12, 2013 The New York Times reported that Asthma affects about 40 million Americans making it the most common chronic disease that affects Americans of all ages. The New York Times further stated that, "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the annual cost of asthma in the United States at more than $56 billion, including millions of potentially avoidable hospital visits and more than 3,300 deaths..."

Asthma rates tend to be higher in urban areas with clusters in poorer neighborhoods. This bill will require the Department of Health to research the depth of the Asthma crisis in New York's cities and pinpoint the areas of Asthma clusters.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal cost to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6852 IN SENATE March 19, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to direct the New York state department of health to conduct a study on the incidences of asthma in cities having a population of one hundred thousand or more and to prepare a report THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The commissioner of the New York state department of health is hereby authorized and directed to prepare or have prepared a study of the incidences of asthma in all cities having a population of one hundred thousand or more. The study and report shall include a map of each city indicating each incident of asthma. S 2. The study shall be completed by September thirtieth, two thousand fifteen. S 3. The report and an interactive map shall be completed and posted on the department of health's website by January first, two thousand sixteen. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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