senate Bill S6889

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a domestic violence forensic examiner program

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May 15, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Apr 04, 2012 referred to health

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May 15, 2012 - Health committee Vote

S6889
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S6889 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9669
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 27-M §2799-t, Pub Health L; amd §631, Exec L

S6889 - Summary

Establishes a domestic violence forensic examiner program.

S6889 - Sponsor Memo

S6889 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6889

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the executive law, in relation
  to establishing a domestic violence forensic examiner program

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

  Section  1.   The public health law is amended by adding a new article
27-M to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 27-M
                       DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORENSIC
                            EXAMINER PROGRAM
SECTION 2799-T. TREATMENT OF SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND  MAINTE-
                  NANCE OF EVIDENCE; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORENSIC EXAMINER
                  PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.
  S  2799-T. TREATMENT OF SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MAINTENANCE
OF EVIDENCE; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORENSIC EXAMINER PROGRAM ESTABLISHED. 1.
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM IN THIS STATE THROUGH WHICH A
TRAINED NURSE PRACTITIONER, PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT, REGISTERED  NURSE  OR
PHYSICIAN  SHALL  PROVIDE  APPROPRIATE FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS AND RELATED
MEDICAL SERVICES TO SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
CRIMINAL  JUSTICE SERVICES, DESIGNATE FACILITIES LOCATED IN THE STATE AS
OFFICIAL SITES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORENSIC EXAMINER PROGRAMS.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS MAY
BE NECESSARY AND PROPER TO CARRY OUT EFFECTIVELY THE PROVISIONS OF  THIS
SECTION.  PRIOR  TO PROMULGATING SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS, THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL CONSULT WITH RELEVANT POLICE AGENCIES,  FORENSIC  LABORATO-
RIES,  AND  OTHER SUCH PERSONS AS THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS NECESSARY. SUCH
RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL: (A) IDENTIFY ANY CRIMINAL OFFENSES  SUBJECT
TO  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION; (B) PROVIDE DEFINITIONS FOR EVIDENCE
COLLECTED IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES, AND (C) REQUIRE EACH  FACILITY  TO
CONTACT  ITS  LOCAL  POLICE  AGENCY AND FORENSIC LABORATORY TO DETERMINE
THEIR SPECIFIC NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14934-01-2

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