senate Bill S1274

2013-2014 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 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health

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S1274 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A715
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §365-a, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1380, A1476
2009-2010: S1179A, A3335A

S1274 - Summary

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.

S1274 - Sponsor Memo

S1274 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1274

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS,  ADAMS,  DIAZ,  DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  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.
                                                           LBD02132-01-3

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