senate Bill S1380

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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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Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jan 07, 2011 referred to health

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S1380 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1476
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §365-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1179A, A3335A

S1380 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S1380

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 alleviate some of the pain and
permanent visible damage done by their abuser

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1380

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PERKINS, ADAMS, DIAZ, DILAN, DUANE, HASSELL-THOMP-
  SON, HUNTLEY, 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.
                                                           LBD01751-01-1

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