senate Bill S1894

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires state and county inmates to make medical co-payments

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    • Passed Assembly
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jun 21, 2013 recommitted to rules
May 21, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.720
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 13, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 21, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S1894
15
9
committee
15
Aye
9
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 13, 2013 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S1894
9
4
committee
9
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 13, 2013

S1894 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6205
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง607, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S476A, A7870
2009-2010: S2404

S1894 - 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.

S1894 - Sponsor Memo

S1894 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1894

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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 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.
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01460-01-3

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