Bill S7330-2011

Directs the department of health to establish and maintain an internet website to advance women's health initiatives

Directs the department of health to establish and maintain an internet website to advance women's health initiatives.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 5, 2012: referred to health
  • Jun 5, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 5, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • May 30, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 23, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 22, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.893
  • May 15, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • May 2, 2012: REFERRED TO HEALTH

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - May 15, 2012
Ayes (16): Hannon, Ball, Farley, Fuschillo, Golden, Larkin, McDonald, Seward, Young, Duane, Adams, Gianaris, Montgomery, Rivera, Smith, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (1): Peralta

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7330

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the department of health to establish and maintain an internet website to advance women's health initiatives

PURPOSE: Directs the Department of Health (DOH) to establish an internet website to advance women's health initiatives.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one creates a new title under which the DOH shall establish and maintain an internet website for the purpose of advancing women's health initiatives. Information shall be provided for the purposes of educating the public, raising awareness of women's health issues and providing links to useful resources. The website shall include information detailing the expansion of preventative coverage under federal and state law. This section also requires the DOH to consider making use of social media networks for the purposes of further advancing women's health initiatives.

JUSTIFICATION: The Affordable Care Act makes several changes to public programs, insurance and other aspects of health policy that affect women's health. In 2010, provisions took effect on the federal level and were implemented into state law which expand coverage of certain preventative measures for women's health. The establishment of an up-to-date website would greatly assist women in understanding these and other changes as they take effect.

Further, the website should provide timely information on health issues of importance to women. The availability of such educational materials and resources will help raise awareness among women. The federal government provides a website (http://www.womenshealth.gov/) for similar purposes, New Yorker's should have access to a similar site specific to New York. When considering the policy options to improve the health of women, one suggestion presented by the National Conference of State Legislatures was to support policies that effectively use alternative media (i.e. social networking) for the purposes of promoting and communicating with women.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7330 IN SENATE May 2, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the department of health to establish and maintain an internet website to advance women's health initiatives THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 2 of the public health law is amended by adding a new title 6 to read as follows: TITLE VI WOMEN'S HEALTH SECTION 266. DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. S 266. DEPARTMENT WEBSITE. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN AN INTERNET WEBSITE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADVANCING WOMEN'S HEALTH INITI- ATIVES. THE WEBSITE SHALL PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATING THE PUBLIC, RAISING AWARENESS OF WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES AND PROVIDING LINKS TO USEFUL RESOURCES. SUCH WEBSITE SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, INFORMATION DETAILING THE EXPANSION OF PREVENTATIVE COVERAGE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING PROVIDED FOR UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE LAW. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO CONSIDER MAKING USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADVANCING SUCH INITIATIVES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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