|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 18, 2012||signed chap.232|
|Jul 06, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 20, 2012||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading cal.472
substituted for a9553
|May 08, 2012||referred to codes|
delivered to assembly
|May 07, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|May 02, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|May 01, 2012||1st report cal.683|
|Mar 28, 2012||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S6847Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S6847 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Correction Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §46, Cor L
S6847 - Summary
Grants the state commission of correction authority to access inmate medical records.
S6847 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6847 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to granting the state commission of correction authority to access inmate medical records PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill would amend the Correction Law to clarify that the State Commission of Correction ("the Commission") has the authority to obtain medical records of certain inmates being treated in outside medical facilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would amend Correction Law § 46(1) to specifically include inmate medical records in the type of information to which the Commission has access. Section 2 of the bill would amend Correction Law § 46(2) to authorize Commission attorneys to issue and enforce subpoenas on behalf of the Commission; it also provides that the Commission's subpoena powers extend to the medical records of inmates that are made outside of a correctional facility during the inmate's incarceration.
S6847 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6847 I N S E N A T E March 28, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- (at request of the NYS Commission of Correction) -- 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 granting the state commission of correction authority to access inmate medical records THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 46 of the correction law, as added by chapter 865 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows: 1. The commission, any member or any employee designated by the commission must be granted access at any and all times to any correc- tional facility or part thereof and to all books, records, INMATE MEDICAL RECORDS and data pertaining to any correctional facility deemed necessary for carrying out the commission's functions, powers and duties. The commission, any member or any employee designated by the chairman may require from the officers or employees of a correctional facility any information deemed necessary for the purpose of carrying out the commission's functions, powers and duties. S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 46 of the correction law, as amended by chapter 536 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: 2. In the exercise of its functions, powers and duties, the commission [and], any member, AND ANY ATTORNEY EMPLOYED BY THE COMMISSION is authorized to issue and enforce a subpoena and a subpoena duces tecum, administer oaths and examine persons under oath, in accordance with and pursuant to civil practice law and rules. A person examined under oath pursuant to this subdivision shall have the right to be accompanied by counsel who shall advise the person of their rights subject to reason- able limitations to prevent obstruction of, or interference with, the orderly conduct of the examination. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A SUBPOENA MAY BE ISSUED AND ENFORCED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVI- SION FOR THE MEDICAL RECORDS OF AN INMATE OF A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH MEDICAL RECORDS WERE MADE DURING THE COURSE OF THE INMATE'S INCARCERATION. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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