senate Bill S1583A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires general hospitals to establish policies/procedures regarding domestic violence; to establish training programs; to designate staff to coordinate services

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Feb 25, 2014 print number 1583a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health

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S1583 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2562A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-x, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1850A, A7585A
2009-2010: S3311

S1583 - Summary

Requires hospitals to establish policies and procedures regarding domestic violence; establishes ongoing training programs on domestic violence for all current and new hospital employees; designates a hospital staff member to coordinate services to victims; provides for the interaction of hospitals with community domestic violence service providers in order to coordinate services to victims of domestic violence  (view more) requires hospitals to offer to contact a local advocate when admitting or treating a confirmed or suspected victim of domestic violence.

S1583 - Sponsor Memo

S1583 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1583

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to hospital  domestic
  violence policies and procedures

  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  section
2805-v to read as follows:
  S  2805-V.  HOSPITAL  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.  1.
EVERY GENERAL HOSPITAL SHALL:  (A)  DEVELOP,  MAINTAIN  AND  DISSEMINATE
WRITTEN  POLICIES  AND  PROCEDURES  FOR  THE IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT,
TREATMENT AND REFERRAL OF  CONFIRMED  OR  SUSPECTED  CASES  OF  DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE;  (B)  ESTABLISH, AND IMPLEMENT ON AN ONGOING BASIS, A TRAINING
PROGRAM FOR ALL CURRENT AND NEW EMPLOYEES  REGARDING  THE  POLICIES  AND
PROCEDURES  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION; (C) DESIGNATE A STAFF
MEMBER TO COORDINATE SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE;  AND  (D)
CONTACT  THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR VICTIM ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATION PROVID-
ING VICTIM ASSISTANCE TO THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED BY SUCH HOSPITAL  TO
ESTABLISH THE COORDINATION OF SERVICES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS.
  2.  UPON  ADMITTANCE  OR  COMMENCEMENT  OF TREATMENT OF A CONFIRMED OR
SUSPECTED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  VICTIM,  SUCH  HOSPITAL  SHALL  ADVISE  THE
VICTIM  OF  THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  THE SERVICES OF A BATTERED WOMEN'S OR
VICTIM ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATION.  IF  AFTER  RECEIVING  SUCH  ADVICE  THE
DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  VICTIM WISHES THE PRESENCE OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR
VICTIM ASSISTANCE ADVOCATE, SUCH HOSPITAL SHALL CONTACT THE  APPROPRIATE
ORGANIZATION AND REQUEST THAT ONE BE PROVIDED.
  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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02859-01-3

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S1583A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2562A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-x, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1850A, A7585A
2009-2010: S3311

S1583A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires hospitals to establish policies and procedures regarding domestic violence; establishes ongoing training programs on domestic violence for all current and new hospital employees; designates a hospital staff member to coordinate services to victims; provides for the interaction of hospitals with community domestic violence service providers in order to coordinate services to victims of domestic violence  (view more) requires hospitals to offer to contact a local advocate when admitting or treating a confirmed or suspected victim of domestic violence.

S1583A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1583A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1583--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  LATIMER, MONTGOMERY, SAMPSON, TKACZYK --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on Health -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to hospital  domestic
  violence policies and procedures

  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  section
2805-x to read as follows:
  S  2805-X.  HOSPITAL  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.  1.
EVERY GENERAL HOSPITAL SHALL:  (A)  DEVELOP,  MAINTAIN  AND  DISSEMINATE
WRITTEN  POLICIES  AND  PROCEDURES  FOR  THE IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT,
TREATMENT AND REFERRAL OF  CONFIRMED  OR  SUSPECTED  CASES  OF  DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE;  (B)  ESTABLISH, AND IMPLEMENT ON AN ONGOING BASIS, A TRAINING
PROGRAM FOR ALL CURRENT AND NEW EMPLOYEES  REGARDING  THE  POLICIES  AND
PROCEDURES  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION; (C) DESIGNATE A STAFF
MEMBER TO COORDINATE SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE;  AND  (D)
CONTACT  THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR VICTIM ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATION PROVID-
ING VICTIM ASSISTANCE TO THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED BY SUCH HOSPITAL  TO
ESTABLISH THE COORDINATION OF SERVICES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS.
  2.  UPON  ADMITTANCE  OR  COMMENCEMENT  OF TREATMENT OF A CONFIRMED OR
SUSPECTED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  VICTIM,  SUCH  HOSPITAL  SHALL  ADVISE  THE
VICTIM  OF  THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  THE SERVICES OF A BATTERED WOMEN'S OR
VICTIM ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATION.  IF  AFTER  RECEIVING  SUCH  ADVICE  THE
DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  VICTIM WISHES THE PRESENCE OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR
VICTIM ASSISTANCE ADVOCATE, SUCH HOSPITAL SHALL CONTACT THE  APPROPRIATE
ORGANIZATION AND REQUEST THAT ONE BE PROVIDED.

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

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