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A08953 Summary:

BILL NOA08953
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07409
 
SPONSORRichardson
 
COSPNSRRozic
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 2500-k, Pub Health L; amd 2, Chap of 2017 (as proposed in S. 4000 and A. 8308)
 
Relates to maternal depression treatment; requires the department of health and office of mental health to provide information on their website regarding how to locate available providers who treat or provide support for maternal depression.
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A08953 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8953
 
SPONSOR: Richardson
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to maternal depression treatment; and to amend a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the public health law, relating to maternal depression treatment, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 4000 and A. 8308, in relation to the effectiveness thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to raise awareness about maternal depression.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill amends subdivision 3 of section 2500-k of the public health law to require the Commissioner of Health in consultation with the Commissioner of Mental Health to inform providers of the need to raise awareness and address maternal depression. The Department of Health and Office of mental health shall provide information regarding how to locate mental health professionals, other licensed professionals, peer support, not-for-profit corporations and community resources on their websites. Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Maternal depression can lead to significant negative consequences for those affected and their children and families. Mothers experiencing maternal depression can have trouble caring for their new baby, be unable to work or look for work. This depression can also negatively impact the essential growth and development of families and young chil- dren. This legislation seeks to make resources and information easily accessi- ble to those in need.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: June 30, 2018
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A08953 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8953
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 9, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RICHARDSON  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT  to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  maternal
          depression  treatment;  and  to  amend  a chapter of the laws of 2017,
          amending the public health law, relating to maternal depression treat-
          ment, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 4000 and A. 8308, in
          relation to the effectiveness thereof
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 3 of section 2500-k of the public health law,
     2  as added by a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending  the  public  health
     3  law  relating  to maternal depression treatment, as proposed in legisla-
     4  tive bills numbers S. 4000 and A. 8308, is amended to read as follows:
     5    3. Maternal depression treatment. The commissioner, in [collaboration]
     6  consultation with the commissioner of mental health, shall:
     7    (a) [compile a list of providers who  treat  or  provide  support  for
     8  maternal   depression   including  mental  health  professionals,  other
     9  licensed professionals, peer support,  not-for-profit  corporations  and
    10  other  community  resources.  Such  list  shall be made available to the
    11  public on the department's website  and  be  searchable  by  zip  code;]
    12  inform   providers  of  the  need  to  raise  awareness  about  maternal
    13  depression; and
    14    (b) [update the list of providers as necessary; and
    15    (c) within existing  appropriations,  ensure  adequate  investment  in
    16  treatment  resources  for  maternal  depression  including  a  statewide
    17  hotline, peer support, adequate  referral  networks  and  telehealth  or
    18  telemedicine  services]  provide  information  on  the  department's and
    19  office of mental health's websites regarding  how  to  locate  available
    20  providers  who  treat or provide support for maternal depression includ-
    21  ing, but not limited to, mental  health  professionals,  other  licensed
    22  professionals,  peer  support,  not-for-profit  corporations  and  other
    23  community resources.
    24    § 2. Section 2 of a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending  the  public
    25  health  law,  relating  to maternal depression treatment, as proposed in
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05978-05-8

        A. 8953                             2
 
     1  legislative bills numbers S. 4000 and A. 8308, is  amended  to  read  as
     2  follows:
     3    § 2. This act shall take effect [on the first of January next succeed-
     4  ing  the  date  on  which  it  shall  have  become a law] June 30, 2018;
     5  provided, however, that effective immediately, the  addition,  amendment
     6  and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
     7  of  this  act  on  its effective date [is] are authorized to be made and
     8  completed by the commissioner of health  on  or  before  such  effective
     9  date.
    10    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    11  section one of this act shall take effect on the same date  and  in  the
    12  same manner as a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the public health
    13  law,  relating to maternal depression treatment, as proposed in legisla-
    14  tive bills numbers S. 4000 and A. 8308, takes effect.
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