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A08819 Summary:

BILL NOA08819B
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07765-B
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 2803-v, Pub Health L
 
Relates to the distribution of lymphedema information to patients at high risk of developing lymphedema and lists which patients are considered high risk.
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A08819 Actions:

BILL NOA08819B
 
12/06/2017referred to health
01/03/2018referred to health
05/25/2018amend and recommit to health
05/25/2018print number 8819a
05/31/2018amend and recommit to health
05/31/2018print number 8819b
06/05/2018reported referred to rules
06/11/2018reported
06/12/2018rules report cal.106
06/12/2018ordered to third reading rules cal.106
06/12/2018passed assembly
06/12/2018delivered to senate
06/12/2018REFERRED TO RULES
06/19/2018SUBSTITUTED FOR S7765B
06/19/20183RD READING CAL.1950
06/19/2018PASSED SENATE
06/19/2018RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
09/20/2018delivered to governor
10/01/2018signed chap.283
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A08819 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8819B
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the distribution of information to patients at high risk of developing lymphedema   PURPOSE: This bill relates to the distribution of lymphedema information packets.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one the public health law is amended by adding a new section 2803-v. Section two sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Lymphedema and lymphatic diseases affect nearly 10 million people in the United States, more than the combined number of individuals affected nationwide by multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, ALS, Parkinson's disease, and AIDS. Lymphatic disease, however, is relatively unknown even among the medical community, and has thus far failed to command the attention that it warrants. This legislation will require every hospital or general hospital to distribute information packets to individuals at high risk of developing lymphedema. These packets will have information critical to understanding and identifying the signs and symptoms of lymphedema, and will provide instruction on how to seek appropriate medical attention.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect on the one hundred and twentieth day after it shall have become a law.
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A08819 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8819--B
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    December 6, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Health  in
          accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
          tee  --  again  reported  from said committee with amendments, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  the  distribution
          of information to patients at high risk of developing lymphedema
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  2803-v to read as follows:
     3    §  2803-v. Lymphedema information distribution. 1. For the purposes of
     4  this section, the term "lymphedema" shall mean an accumulation of  fluid
     5  in  the interstitial tissue that causes swelling, most often in the arms
     6  and/or legs, and occasionally in other  parts  of  the  body,  from  any
     7  cause.
     8    2.  The  commissioner shall design an informational packet about lymp-
     9  hedema and shall require that every  general  hospital  distribute  such
    10  packet  to all patients at high risk of developing lymphedema.  Patients
    11  deemed high risk shall include:
    12    (a) patients who experience any significant injury to soft tissue that
    13  could reasonably be expected, using sound medical judgment, as a  result
    14  of severity and nature thereof, to compromise or cause to be ineffective
    15  the drainage of the lymphatic system;
    16    (b)   patients   who  experience  recurrent  or  persistent  bacterial
    17  infections that could reasonably be expected, using sound medical  judg-
    18  ment, as a result of severity and nature thereof, to compromise or cause
    19  to be ineffective the drainage of the lymphatic system; or
    20    (c)  patients  who  have  had corrective surgical procedures performed
    21  that may have interfered with the lymph drainage by severing local lymp-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13592-07-8

        A. 8819--B                          2
 
     1  hatics in a manner that may jeopardize reconstitution  and  recovery  of
     2  lymph drainage.
     3    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
     4  it shall have become a law.
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