Meeting Name: Committee on Hospitals Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/29/2022 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: HYBRID HEARING - Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Health
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T2022-1551 *   Oversight - Maternal Health, Mortality, and Morbidity.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2022-1551 *   Oversight - Maternal Health, Mortality, and Morbidity.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0086-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Education about city standards for respectful care at birth, health care proxy forms and patients’ rights.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene undertake a public education campaign in facilities that provide obstetric and gynecological care through the Department to inform patients about the city standards for respectful care at birth, health care proxy forms, the right to be free from discrimination related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition, the right to be free from discrimination due to caregiver status, the right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace including lactation accommodations, paid sick and safe leave, temporary schedule changes, temporary disability insurance, the family and medical leave act of 1993 and New York’s paid family leave program. The campaign would distribute posters, flyers, forms and other written material to patients. The bill would also invite the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to distribute and post such materials at locations under its jurisdiction.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0086-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Education about city standards for respectful care at birth, health care proxy forms and patients’ rights.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene undertake a public education campaign in facilities that provide obstetric and gynecological care through the Department to inform patients about the city standards for respectful care at birth, health care proxy forms, the right to be free from discrimination related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition, the right to be free from discrimination due to caregiver status, the right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace including lactation accommodations, paid sick and safe leave, temporary schedule changes, temporary disability insurance, the family and medical leave act of 1993 and New York’s paid family leave program. The campaign would distribute posters, flyers, forms and other written material to patients. The bill would also invite the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to distribute and post such materials at locations under its jurisdiction.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0409-2022 *Farah N. Louis  Increasing access to data and maternal mortality and morbidity.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to post the annual Maternal Mortality and Morbidity report on its website.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0409-2022 *Farah N. Louis  Increasing access to data and maternal mortality and morbidity.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to post the annual Maternal Mortality and Morbidity report on its website.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0472-2022 *Jennifer Gutiérrez  Establishing a pilot program in the department of health and mental hygiene to train doulas and provide doula services to residents in all five boroughs,IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to establish a doula pilot program to: 1) train doulas and 2) provide professional, no-cost doula services to residents of all five boroughs. This bill would also require the DOHMH commissioner to submit a report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council on the merits of the pilot program.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0472-2022 *Jennifer Gutiérrez  Establishing a pilot program in the department of health and mental hygiene to train doulas and provide doula services to residents in all five boroughs,IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to establish a doula pilot program to: 1) train doulas and 2) provide professional, no-cost doula services to residents of all five boroughs. This bill would also require the DOHMH commissioner to submit a report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council on the merits of the pilot program.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0478-2022 *Crystal Hudson  An outreach and education campaign on the benefits and services provided by doulas and midwives.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to conduct an education and outreach campaign about the services offered by doulas and midwives; to increase awareness of efforts to improve access to such services and share information about free and low-cost resources related to such services by January 31, 2023, and by January 31 every five years thereafter. It would also require DOHMH to submit to the Mayor and City Council Speaker, and post online, by May 31, 2023, and by May 31 every five years thereafter, a report describing the methods of outreach used to comply with this section.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0478-2022 *Crystal Hudson  An outreach and education campaign on the benefits and services provided by doulas and midwives.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to conduct an education and outreach campaign about the services offered by doulas and midwives; to increase awareness of efforts to improve access to such services and share information about free and low-cost resources related to such services by January 31, 2023, and by January 31 every five years thereafter. It would also require DOHMH to submit to the Mayor and City Council Speaker, and post online, by May 31, 2023, and by May 31 every five years thereafter, a report describing the methods of outreach used to comply with this section.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0482-2022 *Farah N. Louis  Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to report on polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report on the number of individuals diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis at each hospital in the City, including the race or ethnicity and age group of such individuals broken down by percentage. The report would also include whether each hospital has staff specializing in polycystic ovary syndrome or endometriosis diagnosis and treatment, and if so, the total number of such staff.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0482-2022 *Farah N. Louis  Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to report on polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report on the number of individuals diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis at each hospital in the City, including the race or ethnicity and age group of such individuals broken down by percentage. The report would also include whether each hospital has staff specializing in polycystic ovary syndrome or endometriosis diagnosis and treatment, and if so, the total number of such staff.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0490-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishment of an office of sexual and reproductive health within the New York city department of health and mental hygiene.IntroductionThis bill would create an office of sexual and reproductive health within DOHMH. Such office would be required to provide outreach, education, and support to adults and adolescents, especially low-income individuals and those without health insurance, regarding issues related to sexual and reproductive health, including but not limited to: contraception, including a broad range of methods such as long-acting reversible contraception; preconception health services; abortion services; family planning services; counseling and testing for HIV; testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; routine screening for breast and cervical cancer; and health education in community settings to promote reproductive health, to prevent unintended pregnancy, and to promote access to reproductive and preventive health services. The office would also make referrals to affordable and accessible services related to contraception, abortion, family planning, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and counseling, testing, and treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and conduct research on sexual and reproductive health disparities across New York City.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0490-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishment of an office of sexual and reproductive health within the New York city department of health and mental hygiene.IntroductionThis bill would create an office of sexual and reproductive health within DOHMH. Such office would be required to provide outreach, education, and support to adults and adolescents, especially low-income individuals and those without health insurance, regarding issues related to sexual and reproductive health, including but not limited to: contraception, including a broad range of methods such as long-acting reversible contraception; preconception health services; abortion services; family planning services; counseling and testing for HIV; testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; routine screening for breast and cervical cancer; and health education in community settings to promote reproductive health, to prevent unintended pregnancy, and to promote access to reproductive and preventive health services. The office would also make referrals to affordable and accessible services related to contraception, abortion, family planning, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and counseling, testing, and treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and conduct research on sexual and reproductive health disparities across New York City.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0508-2022 *Lynn C. Schulman  Requiring family building benefits for city employees.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to establish a family building benefit for City employees intended to cover some or all of the costs of assisted reproduction and adoption for City employees without conditioning reimbursement on an infertility diagnosis. In implementing such benefits, the City would be prohibited from discriminating on the basis of marital or partnership status.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0508-2022 *Lynn C. Schulman  Requiring family building benefits for city employees.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to establish a family building benefit for City employees intended to cover some or all of the costs of assisted reproduction and adoption for City employees without conditioning reimbursement on an infertility diagnosis. In implementing such benefits, the City would be prohibited from discriminating on the basis of marital or partnership status.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0509-2022 *Althea V. Stevens  Public education and outreach campaign on the risks of caesarean sections.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create a public education and outreach campaign on the risks of caesarean sections. As part of the campaign, DOHMH would create and disseminate written materials to the public and to locations such as doctor offices and hospitals. This bill would also require DOHMH to annually report on such campaign to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post such report on its website.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0509-2022 *Althea V. Stevens  Public education and outreach campaign on the risks of caesarean sections.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create a public education and outreach campaign on the risks of caesarean sections. As part of the campaign, DOHMH would create and disseminate written materials to the public and to locations such as doctor offices and hospitals. This bill would also require DOHMH to annually report on such campaign to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post such report on its website.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0092-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0092-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0095-2022 *Carlina Rivera   Informing maternity patients about the risks associated with cesarean section. (A217/S2736)Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0095-2022 *Carlina Rivera   Informing maternity patients about the risks associated with cesarean section. (A217/S2736)Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0201-2022 *Mercedes Narcisse  Establish full insurance coverage for fertility treatments.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0201-2022 *Mercedes Narcisse  Establish full insurance coverage for fertility treatments.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0205-2022 *Carlina Rivera   Making doulas more accessible to individuals with Medicaid and those without health insurance.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0205-2022 *Carlina Rivera   Making doulas more accessible to individuals with Medicaid and those without health insurance.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0244-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide expanded funding for the Healthy Start Brooklyn doula program known as By My Side in order to make doulas available to all low-income birthing people in New York City.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0244-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide expanded funding for the Healthy Start Brooklyn doula program known as By My Side in order to make doulas available to all low-income birthing people in New York City.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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