senate Bill S476A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires state and county inmates to make medical co-payments

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  • In Committee
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2012 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.510
Mar 07, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2011 referred to correction
Jun 15, 2011 delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 09, 2011 amended on third reading 476a
May 04, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2011 1st report cal.410
Mar 08, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Apr 18, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S476A
19
13
committee
19
Aye
13
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 7, 2012 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S476A
8
4
committee
8
Aye
4
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2012

aye wr (2)

May 2, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S476
19
12
committee
19
Aye
12
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 8, 2011 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S476
8
3
committee
8
Aye
3
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
A (Active)
Original
A (Active)

Co-Sponsors

S476 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7870
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §607, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2404

S476 - Summary

Requires inmates in state and county-owned or operated correctional facilities to make medical co-payments of seven dollars upon receipt of medical treatment; provides that an inmate shall not be refused treatment for lack of ability to pay co-payment charges; directs all moneys collected to be made available for the operation of such correctional facility.

S476 - Sponsor Memo

S476 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   476

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction

AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring inmates to
  make medical co-payments

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

  Section  1.  The correction law is amended by adding a new section 607
to read as follows:
  S 607. MEDICAL TREATMENT CO-PAYMENT. 1. AN INMATE OF AN INSTITUTION OF
THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE A MEDICAL CO-PAYMENT IN THE  AMOUNT  OF  SEVEN
DOLLARS UPON RECEIPT OF MEDICAL TREATMENT.
  2.  EACH INMATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A LOG DOCUMENTING THE SCHED-
ULED TIME OF VISIT,  INMATE  NAME  AND  ID  NUMBER  AND  DESCRIPTION  OF
COMPLAINT.
  3.  EACH  MEDICAL  CO-PAYMENT SHALL BE POSTED TO THE INMATES' ACCOUNTS
EITHER AS MEDICAL OR DENTAL CHARGES TO  FACILITATE  RESPONSE  TO  INMATE
QUERIES.
  4.  EACH  INMATE SHALL BE SENT AN ACCOUNT STATEMENT AT THE END OF EACH
MONTH SHOWING ALL CREDITS AND DEBITS AGAINST THE ACCOUNT AND  ACCOMPANY-
ING EXPLANATIONS.
  5. SHOULD AN INMATE NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS IN HIS OR HER ACCOUNT TO
COVER  THE  CHARGES,  THEN  HIS  OR  HER ACCOUNT SHALL BE FROZEN PENDING
RECEIPT OF FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO SATISFY HIS OR HER OBLIGATION.
  6. AN INMATE SHALL NOT BE REFUSED TREATMENT FOR LACK OF ABILITY TO PAY
CO-PAYMENT CHARGES. THE CHARGE IS ASSESSED AFTER COMPLETION OF THE VISIT
WHEN THE VISIT LOG IS PROCESSED.
  7. INMATES ARE NOT ASSESSED CO-PAYMENT CHARGES FOR PSYCHIATRIC VISITS.
  8. FEDERAL INMATES WILL BE BILLED DIRECTLY TO THE  JURISDICTION  WHICH
WAS  AGREED TO BY THE FEDERAL AGENCY. SUBSEQUENTLY FEDERAL BOARDERS WILL

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

Co-Sponsors

S476A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7870
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §607, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2404

S476A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires inmates in state and county-owned or operated correctional facilities to make medical co-payments of seven dollars upon receipt of medical treatment; provides that an inmate shall not be refused treatment for lack of ability to pay co-payment charges; directs all moneys collected to be made available for the operation of such correctional facility.

S476A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S476A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 476--A
    Cal. No. 410

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. NOZZOLIO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, RITCHIE -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction -- reported favorably
  from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a
  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its  place  in
  the order of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring inmates to
  make medical co-payments

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

  Section  1.  The correction law is amended by adding a new section 607
to read as follows:
  S 607. MEDICAL TREATMENT CO-PAYMENT. 1. AN INMATE OF AN INSTITUTION OF
THE DEPARTMENT OR ANY COUNTY-OWNED OR OPERATED LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
ITY SHALL MAKE A MEDICAL CO-PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVEN DOLLARS  UPON
RECEIPT OF MEDICAL TREATMENT.
  2.  EACH INMATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A LOG DOCUMENTING THE SCHED-
ULED TIME OF VISIT,  INMATE  NAME  AND  ID  NUMBER  AND  DESCRIPTION  OF
COMPLAINT.
  3.  EACH  MEDICAL  CO-PAYMENT SHALL BE POSTED TO THE INMATES' ACCOUNTS
EITHER AS MEDICAL OR DENTAL CHARGES TO  FACILITATE  RESPONSE  TO  INMATE
QUERIES.
  4.  EACH  INMATE SHALL BE SENT AN ACCOUNT STATEMENT AT THE END OF EACH
MONTH SHOWING ALL CREDITS AND DEBITS AGAINST THE ACCOUNT AND  ACCOMPANY-
ING EXPLANATIONS.
  5. SHOULD AN INMATE NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS IN HIS OR HER ACCOUNT TO
COVER  THE  CHARGES,  THEN  HIS  OR  HER ACCOUNT SHALL BE FROZEN PENDING
RECEIPT OF FUNDS SUFFICIENT TO SATISFY HIS OR HER OBLIGATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00454-02-1

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