File #: Int 0968-2023    Version: * Name: A professional education program and public outreach campaign regarding sickle cell disease.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 3/16/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a professional education program and public outreach campaign regarding sickle cell disease
Sponsors: Mercedes Narcisse, Farah N. Louis, Marjorie Velázquez, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Kalman Yeger , Lynn C. Schulman, Crystal Hudson, Sandra Ung, Shaun Abreu, Kevin C. Riley, (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH”) to develop a professional education program regarding sickle cell disease, in consultation with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. This bill would also require DOHMH to develop a public education and outreach campaign regarding sickle cell disease.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 968, 2. Int. No. 968, 3. March 16, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 968

 

By Council Members Narcisse, Louis, Velázquez, Richardson Jordan, Yeger, Schulman, Hudson, Ung, Abreu and Riley (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a professional education program and public outreach campaign regarding sickle cell disease

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-200.1 to read as follows:

§ 17-200.1 Sickle cell disease programs. a. Professional education program. The department shall, in consultation with the New York city health and hospitals corporation, develop a voluntary professional education program that focuses on detection, management, and treatment of sickle cell disease. The department shall make such program available to all medical professionals employed in the city at least twice per year.

b. Education and outreach. The department shall establish and implement an education and outreach program for the general public to increase awareness of resources related to sickle cell disease. Such program must at minimum include the following information:

1. The prevalence of sickle cell disease in certain communities;

2. The common signs and symptoms of sickle cell disease;

3. How to get tested for sickle cell disease; and

4. Resources available to manage and treat sickle cell disease.

c. Online publication of materials. The commissioner shall make any educational materials produced pursuant to subdivision b of this section available on the department’s website in English and the designated citywide languages as defined in section 23-1101.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #3278/10444

1/31/23