2013 - 2014 Legislative Positions


In Support

OB Risk Management Course - A.414a | S.1674a

Provides for a premium reduction for physicians and licensed midwives who complete a risk management strategies course in obstetrics or midwifery
Memorandum in Support
Assembly Sponsor - Amy Paulin  |  Senate Sponsor - Mark Grisanti

Emergency Contraception - A.420 | S.1494
Provides for the dispensing of emergency contraception under certain circumstances and conditions
Memorandum in Support
Assembly Sponsor - Amy Paulin  |  Senate Sponsor - Liz Krueger

Minor’s consent to STD Vaccines - A.497a | S.3134a
Provides treatment for sexually transmitted diseases to minors without a parent's or guardian's consent; provides definition for health care practitioner.
Assembly Sponsor - Amy Paulin  |  Senate Sponsor - Liz Krueger

Prohibits smoking in cars with minors under the age of 14 - A.622 | S.472
Prohibits smoking in private passenger cars, vans or trucks where minors less than 14 years of age are passengers in such vehicles; penalties for violation.
Assembly Sponsor - David Weprin  |  Senate Sponsor - Toby Ann Stavisky

Expedited Partner Therapy - A.1919a
Authorizes expedited partner therapy for chlamydia trachomatis and other sexually transmitted infections and makes such provisions permanent.
Assembly Sponsor - Michelle Schimel

Healthy Teens Act - A.2694 | S.957
Establishes an age-appropriate sex education grant program, to be referred to as the healthy teens act.
Assembly Sponsor - Richard Gottfried  |  Senate Sponsor - Kevin Parker

Peer Review - A.3138 | S.2071

Prohibits disclosure of testimony of a party to a health care quality assurance or peer review proceeding
Memorandum in Support
Assembly Sponsor - Richard Gottfried  |  Senate Sponsor - Kemp Hannon

Cord Blood Banking Program - A.3204
Creates a public umbilical cord blood banking program within the department of health to promote public awareness of the potential benefits of public cord banking, to promote research into the uses of cord blood, and to facilitate pre-delivery arrangements for public banking of cord blood donations.
Assembly Sponsor - Michael Fitzpatrick

Medical Liability Reform Act - A.3335

Enacts and repeals provisions relating to medical liability
Assembly Sponsor - Robin Schimminger

Prohibiting smoking on playgrounds -
Relates to smoking restrictions on playgrounds and enforcement by park police.
Assembly Sponsor - Sandy Galef  |  Senate Sponsor - David Carlucci

Health Care Consumer and Provider Protection Act -
A.5692 | S.3690
Allows for collective negotiations by health care providers with certain health care plans.
Assembly Sponsor - Richard Gottfried  |  Senate Sponsor - Kemp Hannon

Office Based Surgery - A.6702 | S.2944
Requires accredited office-based surgery facilities to register with its accrediting agency, in consultation with the department of health.
Memorandum in Support
Assembly Sponsor - Dan Quart  |  Senate Sponsor - Kemp Hannon

In Opposition

Statute of Limitations for medical malpractice - A.1056 | S.744
Amend the statute of limitations for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice to include a discovery of injury rule.
Memorandum in Opposition
Assembly Sponsor - Helene Weinstein  |  Senate Sponsor - Charles Fuschillo

Palliative Care Training Requirements - A.1124 | S.2947
Requires clinical education every four years in pain management and palliative care for health care professionals practicing in the state; provides exemptions.
Assembly Sponsor -  Linda Rosenthal  |  Senate Sponsor - Kemp Hannon

Required Offer to Test for Hepatitis C - A.1286a | S.2750a
Requires hospitals to offer hepatitis C testing.

Memorandum in OppositionAssembly Sponsor - Kenneth Zebrowski  |  Senate Sponsor - Kemp Hannon

Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act - A.4846
Would allow nurse practitioners to practice without a collaborative agreement with a physician.
Assembly Sponsor - Richard Gottfried

Naturopathy Scope Expansion - A.7860 | S.4828a
Regulates the practice of naturopathy; establishes a state board for naturopathy; establishes requirements to receive a limited permit in naturopathy; establishes mandatory continuing competency for naturopaths; requires licensed naturopaths to report suspected child abuse.

Memorandum in OppositionAssembly Sponsor -  N. Nick Perry  |  Senate Sponsor - Kenneth LaValle






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