Advocacy

As an organization, the Association of Perinatal Networks of New York is dedicated to the promotion of health care and public policy. By raising awareness around the issues that are vital to the well being of women, children and families at the local, state and national levels, the APN and the perinatal networks will continue to take a leadership role in advocating for the lives and health outcomes for those that we serve.

 

Legislation

NYS Birthing Hospitals Will Provide Additional Breastfeeding Support Starting at Birth - Updated regulations enhance New York's efforts to encourage breastfeeding.  More info...

 

Under the new law, breastfeeding mothers will have the option to request a private, sanitary place to breastfeed while in public spaces, such as SNAP centers and DMV locations.

July 1, 2017, nursing moms in New York City will have guaranteed access to a private space in which to breastfeed or pump at public places around the five boroughs.

Restrooms don’t count as lactation rooms, officials said. Instead, a lactation room is defined as a private space that must include a chair, electrical outlet and nearby access to running water.  More info...

 

Paid family leave in NYS to begin phasing in as of January 1, 2018.  More info...

 

The New York Milk Bank, recently opened in Westchester County, is the first comprehensive milk bank located in New York State to collect and safely pasteurize donated human breast milk.  More info...

 

The Nickolas  Bill will become law in January 2017, which authorizes Medicaid to cover the cost of Pasteurized Human Donor Milk for premies in NYS.  More info...

 

As a follow up, we’d like to share information regarding the legislation recently signed by Governor Cuomo.  New mothers will be screened for signs of depression during visits to their pediatrician and OB/GYN, resulting in earlier identification and treatment.  More info...

 
 
 
Association of Perinatal Networks of New York, Inc.
457 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: 607.772.0517 | Fax: 607.772.0468 | Email: info@associationofperinatalnetworks.org