assembly Bill A6665C

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Prohibits participation in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 23, 2010 ordered to third reading rules cal.284
rules report cal.284
reported
Jun 14, 2010 reported referred to rules
Jun 03, 2010 print number 6665c
Jun 03, 2010 amend and recommit to codes
May 25, 2010 reported referred to codes
Jan 06, 2010 referred to higher education
Jun 10, 2009 reported referred to rules
Jun 03, 2009 print number 6665b
Jun 03, 2009 amend and recommit to codes
May 21, 2009 print number 6665a
May 21, 2009 amend and recommit to codes
May 12, 2009 reported referred to codes
Mar 11, 2009 referred to higher education

A6665 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §22, Pub Health L; amd §§6509 & 6530, Ed L; amd §§740 & 741, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5891
2013-2014: A4440
2015-2016: A4489
2017-2018: A3079
2019-2020: A1192

A6665 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits participation in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals; prohibits a health care professional from engaging, assisting, planning the torture or improper treatment of a prisoner; requires health care professionals to report torture and improper treatment.

A6665 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6665

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 11, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, CAHILL, J. RIVERA, SCHIMEL, GLICK,
  CLARK,  EDDINGTON,  ALESSI,  MILLMAN,  ROBINSON,  CARROZZA,  JEFFRIES,
  ESPAILLAT, PAULIN, HOOPER, KELLNER, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of  A. BRENNAN, DIAZ, DINOWITZ, GALEF, LIFTON, LUPARDO, McENENY, MILL-
  ER, PEOPLES, PHEFFER, ROSENTHAL, SCARBOROUGH, TOWNS, ZEBROWSKI -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the education law and  the  labor
  law,  in relation to prohibiting participation in torture and improper
  treatment of prisoners by health care professionals

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  policy and intent. This legislation is based
on, and is intended to give effect to, international treaties and stand-
ards; federal, state and local law; and professional standards  relating
to  torture, improper treatment of prisoners, and related matters. It is
guided by two basic principles: (1) health care professionals  shall  be
dedicated  to  providing  the  highest  standard  of  health  care, with
compassion and respect for human dignity and rights; and (2) torture and
improper treatment of prisoners are  wrong  and  inconsistent  with  the
practice  of the health care professions. The legislature finds that the
conduct prohibited by this act violates  the  ethical  and  legal  obli-
gations  of  licensed  health care professionals.  This legislation will
further protect the professionalism of New York  state  licensed  health
care  professionals  by  authorizing  and  obligating  them to refuse to
participate in torture and improper treatment  of  prisoners,  which  in
turn  will  protect  the  life and health of the people of the state and
those with whom New York licensed health  care  professionals  interact.
The  legislature is mindful that ordinarily there are limits on New York
state's jurisdiction relating to conduct  outside  the  state  or  under
federal  authority.  However,  it  is  proper  for the state to regulate
health care professional  licensure  in  relation  to  a  professional's

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00774-03-9

A6665A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §22, Pub Health L; amd §§6509 & 6530, Ed L; amd §§740 & 741, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5891
2013-2014: A4440
2015-2016: A4489
2017-2018: A3079
2019-2020: A1192

A6665A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits participation in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals; prohibits a health care professional from engaging, assisting, planning the torture or improper treatment of a prisoner; requires health care professionals to report torture and improper treatment.

A6665A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6665--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 11, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, CAHILL, J. RIVERA, SCHIMEL, GLICK,
  CLARK,  EDDINGTON,  ALESSI,  MILLMAN,  ROBINSON,  CARROZZA,  JEFFRIES,
  ESPAILLAT,  PAULIN,  HOOPER,  KELLNER, JAFFEE, REILLY, BARRON, LIFTON,
  COOK, LANCMAN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BRENNAN,  DINOWITZ,
  GALEF,  HEASTIE,  LUPARDO,  McENENY,  MILLER, NOLAN, PEOPLES, PHEFFER,
  ROSENTHAL, SCARBOROUGH, TOWNS, WEISENBERG, ZEBROWSKI -- read once  and
  referred to the Committee on Higher Education -- reported and referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the education law and  the  labor
  law,  in relation to prohibiting participation in torture and improper
  treatment of prisoners by health care professionals

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  policy and intent. This legislation is based
on, and is intended to give effect to, international treaties and stand-
ards; federal, state and local law; and professional standards  relating
to  torture, improper treatment of prisoners, and related matters. It is
guided by two basic principles: (1) health care professionals  shall  be
dedicated  to  providing  the  highest  standard  of  health  care, with
compassion and respect for human dignity and rights; and (2) torture and
improper treatment of prisoners are  wrong  and  inconsistent  with  the
practice  of the health care professions. The legislature finds that the
conduct prohibited by this act violates  the  ethical  and  legal  obli-
gations  of  licensed  health care professionals.  This legislation will
further protect the professionalism of New York  state  licensed  health
care  professionals  by  authorizing  and  obligating  them to refuse to
participate in torture and improper treatment  of  prisoners,  which  in
turn  will  protect  the  life and health of the people of the state and
those with whom New York licensed health  care  professionals  interact.
The  legislature is mindful that ordinarily there are limits on New York

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00774-04-9

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A6665B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §22, Pub Health L; amd §§6509 & 6530, Ed L; amd §§740 & 741, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5891
2013-2014: A4440
2015-2016: A4489
2017-2018: A3079
2019-2020: A1192

A6665B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits participation in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals; prohibits a health care professional from engaging, assisting, planning the torture or improper treatment of a prisoner; requires health care professionals to report torture and improper treatment.

A6665B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

A6665B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6665--B

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 11, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, CAHILL, J. RIVERA, SCHIMEL, GLICK,
  CLARK,  EDDINGTON,  ALESSI,  MILLMAN,  ROBINSON,  CARROZZA,  JEFFRIES,
  ESPAILLAT,  PAULIN,  HOOPER,  KELLNER, JAFFEE, REILLY, BARRON, LIFTON,
  COOK, LANCMAN, PERRY, ENGLEBRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.
  BRENNAN,  DINOWITZ,  GALEF,  HEASTIE,  LUPARDO, McENENY, MENG, MILLER,
  NOLAN, PEOPLES, PHEFFER, ROSENTHAL,  SCARBOROUGH,  TOWNS,  WEISENBERG,
  ZEBROWSKI  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion -- reported and referred to the Committee on Codes  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  -- again reported from said committee with amend-
  ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the education law and  the  labor
  law,  in relation to prohibiting participation in torture and improper
  treatment of prisoners by health care professionals

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  policy and intent. This legislation is based
on, and is intended to give effect to, international treaties and stand-
ards; federal, state and local law; and professional standards  relating
to  torture, improper treatment of prisoners, and related matters. It is
guided by two basic principles: (1) health care professionals  shall  be
dedicated  to  providing  the  highest  standard  of  health  care, with
compassion and respect for human dignity and rights; and (2) torture and
improper treatment of prisoners are  wrong  and  inconsistent  with  the
practice  of the health care professions. The legislature finds that the
conduct prohibited by this act violates  the  ethical  and  legal  obli-
gations  of  licensed  health care professionals.  This legislation will
further protect the professionalism of New York  state  licensed  health
care  professionals  by  authorizing  and  obligating  them to refuse to
participate in torture and improper treatment  of  prisoners,  which  in
turn  will  protect  the  life and health of the people of the state and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00774-06-9

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

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A6665C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §22, Pub Health L; amd §§6509 & 6530, Ed L; amd §§740 & 741, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5891
2013-2014: A4440
2015-2016: A4489
2017-2018: A3079
2019-2020: A1192

A6665C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits participation in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals; prohibits a health care professional from engaging, assisting, planning the torture or improper treatment of a prisoner; requires health care professionals to report torture and improper treatment.

A6665C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6665--C

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 11, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, CAHILL, J. RIVERA, SCHIMEL, GLICK,
  CLARK,  ALESSI,  MILLMAN,  ROBINSON,  CARROZZA,  JEFFRIES,  ESPAILLAT,
  PAULIN,  HOOPER,  KELLNER, JAFFEE, REILLY, BARRON, LIFTON, COOK, LANC-
  MAN, PERRY, ENGLEBRIGHT, O'DONNELL, ARROYO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
  of A.  BRENNAN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, GIBSON,  HEASTIE,  LUPARDO,  McENENY,
  MENG,  J. MILLER,  NOLAN, PEOPLES-STOKES, PHEFFER, ROSENTHAL, SCARBOR-
  OUGH, TOWNS, WEISENBERG, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on Higher Education -- reported and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- again reported from
  said committee with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on High-
  er  Education  in  accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- reported
  and referred to the Committee on Codes -- committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the education law and  the  labor
  law,  in relation to prohibiting participation in torture and improper
  treatment of prisoners by health care professionals

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  policy and intent. This legislation is based
on, and is intended to give effect to, international treaties and stand-
ards; federal, state and local law; and professional standards  relating
to  torture, improper treatment of prisoners, and related matters. It is
guided by two basic principles: (1) health care professionals  shall  be
dedicated  to  providing  the  highest  standard  of  health  care, with
compassion and respect for human dignity and rights; and (2) torture and
improper treatment of prisoners are  wrong  and  inconsistent  with  the
practice  of the health care professions. The legislature finds that the
conduct prohibited by this act violates  the  ethical  and  legal  obli-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00774-09-0

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