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File #: Int 1172-2016    Version: Name: Requiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to issue an annual report on maternal mortality.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 5/5/2016
Enactment date: 3/21/2017 Law number: 2017/055
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to issue an annual report on maternal mortality
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Laurie A. Cumbo, Corey D. Johnson, Helen K. Rosenthal, Margaret S. Chin, Andrew Cohen, Stephen T. Levin, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, James Vacca, Alan N. Maisel, Vincent J. Gentile, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Donovan J. Richards, Mathieu Eugene, Inez D. Barron, Rosie Mendez, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report to the Council on maternal mortality. This annual report would include maternal mortality numbers and rates, disaggregated by race and borough. It would also include recommendations on steps that can be taken by the Department and others to reduce maternal mortality.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1172-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1172, 4. Int. No. 1172 - 5/5/16, 5. Committee Report 12/7/16, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/7/16, 7. Committee Report 2/28/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 2/28/17, 9. March 1, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-1-17, 11. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 1, 2017, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Int. No. 1172-A (FINAL), 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Local Law 55, 16. 2017 - Annual Report on Maternal Mortality
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3/22/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/1/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/5/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/5/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1172-A

 

By Council Members Crowley, Cumbo, Johnson, Rosenthal, Chin, Cohen, Levin, Rodriguez, Vacca, Maisel, Gentile, Espinal, Richards, Eugene, Barron, Mendez and Van Bramer

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to issue an annual report on maternal mortality

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter one of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.3 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.3 Maternal mortality annual report. a. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Maternal health. The term “maternal health” means the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.

Maternal mortality. The term “maternal mortality” means the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of the termination of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.

b. No later than September 30, 2017, and not later than September 30 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker and publish in the annual summary of vital statistics the most recent calendar year data available regarding maternal mortality in New York City, to the extent such data is made available to the department, including, but not limited to:

1. The number of maternal mortalities, disaggregated by race or ethnicity and borough of residence;

2. The maternal mortality ratio, disaggregated by race or ethnicity and borough of residence where available and statistically reliable;

3. Recommendations regarding actions the department, the mayor, and the Council can take to improve maternal health, particularly in disproportionately impacted communities, and reduce maternal mortality; and

4. An update on the implementation of the recommendations made in previous reports made pursuant to this section regarding actions that the department or mayor can take to improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality, if any.

§2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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