NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law to help protect expectant mothers in New York State.
The Jonah Bichotte Cowan Law establishes requirements for treatment when a mother comes to a hospital with concerns about being in pre-term labor.READ MORE: Amazon's 'Prime Day' Underway; De Blasio Tell New Yorkers It's A 'Perfect Day To Keep It Local, To Buy From Your Neighborhood Stores'
It’s named after the late son of Brooklyn Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte.
Bichotte says she lost her son after being turned away from a hospital in a high-risk situation.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: New York Sports And Entertainment Venues Welcome Back Fans At Full Capacity
She says the law is a critical step towards reducing disparities in Black maternal and infant care.MORE NEWS: Subway Rider Punched In Face In Unprovoked Attack
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