S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                        7441--C
                                   I N  S E N A T E
                                     April 9, 2010
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       Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
         discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
         to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
         reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
         discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
         to said committee
       AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring hospi-
         tals and birth centers to  prepare  and  distribute  an  informational
         leaflet  containing  information detailing how parents or guardians of
         infants and children can subscribe to the United States consumer prod-
         uct safety commission's e-mail subscription lists to receive  consumer
         product recall and safety news
         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-s to read as follows:
    3    S  2803-S.  ACCESS  TO  PRODUCT RECALL INFORMATION.   THE COMMISSIONER
    4  SHALL REQUIRE THAT EVERY HOSPITAL AND BIRTH  CENTER  DISTRIBUTE  AT  THE
    5  TIME OF PRE-BOOKING OR ADMISSION DIRECTLY TO EACH MATERNITY PATIENT AND,
    6  UPON REQUEST, TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AN INFORMATIONAL LEAFLET. SUCH LEAF-
    7  LET SHALL BE DESIGNED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EXECU-
    8  TIVE  DIRECTOR  OF THE STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD, ON BEHALF OF THE
    9  STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD, AND SHALL CONTAIN INFORMATION DETAILING
   10  HOW PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN CAN  SUBSCRIBE  TO  THE
   11  UNITED  STATES  CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION'S E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTION
   12  LISTS TO RECEIVE CONSUMER PRODUCT RECALL AND SAFETY NEWS BY E-MAIL  FROM
   13  THE  UNITED  STATES  CONSUMER  PRODUCT  SAFETY COMMISSION AND SUCH OTHER
   14  MATERIAL AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER.  SUCH LEAFLET  SHALL
   15  BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  TO HOSPITALS AND BIRTH CENTERS BY THE DEPARTMENT ON
   16  ITS WEBSITE AND SHALL BE PROVIDED IN ENGLISH, AS WELL  AS  THE  TOP  SIX
   17  LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH SPOKEN IN THE STATE ACCORDING TO THE LATEST
   18  AVAILABLE DATA FROM THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF CENSUS.
        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD15555-07-0
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    1    S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the first of May next succeeding
    2  the date on which it shall have become a law;  provided,  however,  that
    3  effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
    4  or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
    5  tive  date  are  authorized and directed to be made and completed by the
    6  commissioner of health on or before such effective date.