Relates to maternal depression treatment; requires the commissioner of health, in collaboration with the commissioner of mental health, to compile a list of providers who treat or provide support for maternal depression.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
February 1, 2017
Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, AVELLA, DILAN, HAMILTON, PERSAUD, RIVERA,
SERRANO -- 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 maternal
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 is
2 renumbered subdivision 4 and a new subdivision 3 is added to read as
4 3. Maternal depression treatment. The commissioner, in collaboration
5 with the commissioner of mental health, shall:
6 (a) compile a list of providers who treat or provide support for
7 maternal depression including mental health professionals, other
8 licensed professionals, peer support, not-for-profit corporations and
9 other community resources. Such list shall be made available to the
10 public on the department's website and be searchable by zip code;
11 (b) update the list of providers as necessary; and
12 (c) within existing appropriations, ensure adequate investment in
13 treatment resources for maternal depression including a statewide
14 hotline, peer support, adequate referral networks and telehealth or
15 telemedicine services.
16 § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
17 ing the date on which it shall have become a law; provided, however,
18 that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
19 rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
20 effective date is authorized to be made and completed by the commission-
21 er of health on or before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.