senate Bill S4746

Relates to city employees injured in the course of duty

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  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.545
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Relates to city employees injured in the course of duty.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6834
Versions:
S4746
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §12-127, NYC Ad Cd

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BILL NUMBER:S4746

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to city employees injured in the course of duty

PURPOSE:

This bill will require New York City to continue to pay all medical
costs related to line of duty injuries that result in a uniformed
police officer, firefighter, and sanitation member when the result of
such injury is severe enough that the member is forced to retire with
an accident disability

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

§ 1 Amends subdivision a and b and the closing paragraph of section
12-127 of the administrative code of the city of New York, pertaining
to city employees injured in the line of duty, to include active,
retired or vested members of police, fire and sanitation members who
are separated from service due to a line of duty injury.

EXISTING LAW:

Currently New York City is the only jurisdiction in New York State
that does not provide this benefit to Police and Fire members

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill will require New York City to continue to pay all medical
costs related to injuries that result in a uniformed police officer,
firefighter, and sanitation member when the result of such injury is
severe enough that the member is forced to retire with an accident
disability. Currently New York City is the only jurisdiction in New
York State that does not provide this benefit to Police and Fire
members. While these members retain their medical insurance after they
are put on accident disability, the cost of co-payments, deductibles,
drug prescriptions and limits on total medical costs are borne by the
member. This bill now rectifies this inequity by requiring New York
City to pay the costs of any medical treatment into retirement for any
injury that was the reason for such retirement.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Legislation in 2013 Session

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately

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

                                  4746

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to city employees injured in the course of duty

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions a and b and the closing paragraph  of  section
12-127  of the administrative code of the city of New York, subdivisions
a and b as amended and the closing paragraph as added by chapter 806  of
the laws of 1986, are amended to read as follows:
  a. Any ACTIVE OR RETIRED member of the uniformed forces of the fire or
police  departments,  OR ANY MEMBER WHO IS OTHERWISE SEPARATED FROM SUCH
SERVICE WITH VESTED PENSION  RIGHTS,  or  any  person  employed  in  the
department of sanitation in the sanitation service classification of the
classified civil service who shall be injured while actually employed in
the  discharge  of  police orders of his or her superior officers in the
police station, fire house or sanitation section station,  as  the  case
may  be,  or as the result of illness traceable directly to the perform-
ance of police, fire or sanitation duty, as the  case  may  be,  or  any
employee  of the department of parks, general services, ports and termi-
nals or environmental protection or a  person  employed  by  the  police
commissioner as a school crossing guard who shall be injured while actu-
ally  employed in the discharge of duty, shall be received by any hospi-
tal for care and treatment when such facts are certified to by the  head
of  the  department.  Unless  otherwise  provided  in this section, such
members OR RETIRED OR VESTED MEMBERS shall be received by  any  hospital
at the usual ward patient rates. The bill for such care and treatment at
such  rates,  when  certified  by  the superintendent or other person in
charge of such hospital and approved  by  the  head  of  the  department
concerned, shall be paid by the city.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09825-01-3

S. 4746                             2

  b. Any ACTIVE OR RETIRED member of the uniformed forces of the fire or
police  department,  OR  ANY MEMBER WHO IS OTHERWISE SEPARATED FROM SUCH
SERVICE WITH VESTED PENSION  RIGHTS,  or  any  person  employed  in  the
department of sanitation in the sanitation service classification of the
classified civil service or a person employed by the police commissioner
as a school crossing guard who, while in the actual performance of duty,
and  by  reason  of  the  performance  of such duty and without fault or
misconduct on his or her part, shall receive injuries to an extent which
may endanger his or her life, shall be received by any hospital for care
and treatment, and shall be afforded such medical or surgical  care  and
hospitalization  as  may  be ordered by the chief medical officer of the
respective  departments  in  conformity  with  the  provisions  of  this
section.  Such medical officer shall forthwith notify the comptroller of
the care and hospitalization so ordered. The rate charged for such  care
and  hospitalization for such member OR RETIRED OR VESTED MEMBER or such
person shall not exceed the rate charged any person  in  receipt  of  an
income equal to the salary of such member or of such person for the same
accommodations.  The  comptroller  and  the  heads  of  the  departments
affected shall make necessary rules and regulations  to  carry  out  the
provisions  of  this  section.  Upon  certification by the chief medical
officer of the department concerned, the bill for such care  and  hospi-
talization,  when  certified  by  the  superintendent or other person in
charge of the hospital and  approved  by  the  head  of  the  department
concerned, shall be paid by the city.
  Notwithstanding  any  provision  of law to the contrary, a provider of
medical treatment or hospital care furnished pursuant to the  provisions
of  this  section  shall not collect or attempt to collect reimbursement
for such treatment or care from any such city  employee  OR  RETIRED  OR
VESTED MEMBER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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