SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Scarsdale Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88th District) has sent two bills to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be signed into law.
Paulin announced in a news release that a bill providing "best practices guidelines for adult protective services" and "Hannah's Law" were sent to Cuomo on Wednesday.
“These bills are representative of the wide range of issues that I have tackled during my time in the Assembly,” Paulin said in the release. “Young or old, sick or well, I have championed for the protection of the individual and I believe that these bills are indicative of how I have worked to ensure the health and well being of not only my constituents but of every resident in the state.”
The bill that provides "best practices guidelines for adult protective services," is designed to aid in giving care and protection to adults, many who are elderly, according to the release.
"When we think of abuse in the home, our thoughts often go to how children are mistreated," representatives said in the release. "Adults are often the targets of abuse, too."
“Hannah’s Law” is named after Yorktown resident Hannah Devane and requires "that every health insurance policy or contract that provides coverage for prescription drugs include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas administered orally as well as via a feeding tube," according to the release.
"This legislation is critical because it will mean children like Hannah will no longer have to use an invasive feeding tube simply because it is the only method the insurance company covers," representatives said in the release.
“Hannah’s Law is particularly important to me,” Paulin said in the release. “Having seen what this courageous young lady was faced with, the thought of watching her or other children like her suffer needlessly was the only motivation I needed to get this bill passed.”