senate Bill S1274

Requires medical assistance to be provided to victims of domestic violence to care for and treat any scarring resulting from the domestic violence incident

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HEALTH

Summary

Requires medical assistance be provided to victims of domestic violence, as defined in section 459-a of this chapter, to care for and treat any scarring resulting from the domestic violence incident.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A715
Versions:
S1274
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §365-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1380, A1476
2009-2010: S1179A, A3335A
2007-2008: S5171, A8126

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BILL NUMBER:S1274

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to
providing medical assistance to needy persons for the care and treatment
of scarring resulting from domestic abuse

PURPOSE:
Requires medical assistance to be provided to victims of domestic
violence to care for and treat any scarring resulting from the domestic
violence incident.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Provides coverage under Medicaid for any physician services and surgical
services, including plastic surgery, needed to care for scarring
suffered by victim of domestic abuse.

JUSTIFICATION:
According to the CDC nearly 2 million injuries result nationwide every
year as a result of domestic violence (CDC 2003). Many of these injuries
result in permanent scarring which could be corrected or minimized with
plastic surgery. Victims already suffering from the emotional, physical
and mental damage from being abused are often left with permanent and
constant reminders of their attacks through the scars that result from
their injuries. This bill will allow victims to receive coverage that
will provide medical attention like plastic surgery that will help alle-
viate some of the pain and permanent visible damage done by their abus-
er.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: Referred Health (S.1380)
2009-10: Referred to Social Service; Health; Finance (S.1179)
2007-08: Referred to Social Service, Children & Families (S.5171)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unable to determine at this time.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unable to determine at this time.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it
shall have become law, with provisions.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1274

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS,  ADAMS,  DIAZ,  DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  KRUEGER, PARKER, SAMPSON, SMITH, STAVISKY, VALESKY -- read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Health

AN ACT to amend the  social  services  law,  in  relation  to  providing
  medical  assistance  to  needy  persons  for the care and treatment of
  scarring resulting from domestic abuse

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision 5 of section 365-a of the social services law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
  (F) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SHALL INCLUDE PHYSICIAN SERVICES AND ANY SURGI-
CAL SERVICES, INCLUDING PLASTIC SURGERY, THAT ARE NECESSARY TO CARE  FOR
AND  TREAT  ANY  SCARRING OR SCAR TISSUE THAT FORMED AS THE RESULT OF AN
INCIDENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS DEFINED IN SECTION FOUR HUNDRED  FIFTY-
NINE-A OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have become a law. Effective immediately, the commissioner of
health shall establish rules for acceptable forms of proof of  an  inci-
dent of domestic violence.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02132-01-3

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