Larkin receives Legislator of the Year award from the American Heart Association

(03-12-14)39-10-014Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has been named Legislator of the Year by the American Heart Association. Senator Larkin received the award at a ceremony held in Albany for his work on the Pulse Oximetry legislation.

“This award means more to me than I can say,” said Senator Larkin. “The Pulse Oximetry legislation will save the lives of newborns by ensuring congenital heart defects are detected and treated before they can cause a life-threatening problem. It was an honor to be a part of this effort and I thank the American Heart Association and the many families for their tremendous support on behalf of this legislation.”

The Pulse Oximetry legislation took effect on January 27, 2014.

Photo Caption: Senator Bill Larkin receiving the Legislator of the Year award from Jennifer Corcoran Conway and the American Heart Association. Senator Larkin was honored for his work on the Pulse Oximetry Legislation which became law on January 27, 2014.

Photo provided by the New York State Senate