senate Bill S6835B

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the identification and assessment of human trafficking victims

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 04, 2016 signed chap.408
Oct 26, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.674
substituted for s6835b
Jun 14, 2016 substituted by a8650b
May 24, 2016 amended on third reading 6835b
May 09, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2016 1st report cal.674
Mar 31, 2016 print number 6835a
Mar 31, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to health
Feb 26, 2016 referred to health

S6835 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8650B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-y, Pub Health L

S6835 - Summary

Requires every general hospital, public health center, diagnostic center, treatment center or outpatient department to provide identification, assessment, and appropriate treatment or referral of persons suspected as human trafficking victims; requires notification to social services where person is under the age of 18.

S6835 - Sponsor Memo

S6835 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6835

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 identification and
  assessment of victims of human trafficking

  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-y to read as follows:
  S 2805-Y. IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING  VICTIMS.
1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "HUMAN  TRAFFICKING"  SHALL HAVE THE MEANING SET FORTH IN SECTION
FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE-AA OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW;
  (B) "SUBJECT FACILITY" SHALL MEAN A GENERAL  HOSPITAL,  PUBLIC  HEALTH
CENTER, DIAGNOSTIC CENTER, TREATMENT CENTER OR OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT.
  2.  EVERY  SUBJECT  FACILITY  SHALL  PROVIDE  FOR  THE IDENTIFICATION,
ASSESSMENT, AND APPROPRIATE TREATMENT OR REFERRAL OF  PERSONS  SUSPECTED
AS  VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, AND IN THE CASE OF PERSONS UNDER EIGH-
TEEN YEARS OLD, THE REPORTING OF SUCH PERSONS AS AN ABUSED OR MALTREATED
CHILD AS REQUIRED UNDER TITLE SIX OF ARTICLE SIX OF THE SOCIAL  SERVICES
LAW. THE SUBJECT FACILITY SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT WRITTEN POLICIES
AND PROCEDURES UNDER THIS SECTION WHICH SHALL APPLY TO ALL SERVICE UNITS
OF THE SUBJECT FACILITY.
  3.  EVERY  SUBJECT FACILITY SHALL REQUIRE ALL CURRENT AND NEW NURSING,
MEDICAL, SOCIAL WORK AND OTHER APPROPRIATE CLINICAL  CARE  PERSONNEL  IN
ALL SERVICE UNITS OF THE SUBJECT FACILITY TO COMPLETE TRAINING REGARDING
THE  POLICIES  AND  PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS SECTION, INCLUDING
TRAINING IN THE RECOGNITION OF INDICATORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING  AND  THE
RESPONSIBILITIES  OF SUCH PERSONNEL IN DEALING WITH PERSONS SUSPECTED AS
VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. THE TRAINING SHALL  BE  OBTAINED  FROM  AN
INSTITUTION  OR  PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO
PROVIDE SUCH TRAINING.
  4. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL APPROVE INSTITUTIONS OR PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE
TRAINING UNDER THIS SECTION. THE COMMISSIONER MAY MAKE REGULATIONS UNDER
THIS SECTION.

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

Co-Sponsors

S6835A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8650B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-y, Pub Health L

S6835A - Summary

Requires every general hospital, public health center, diagnostic center, treatment center or outpatient department to provide identification, assessment, and appropriate treatment or referral of persons suspected as human trafficking victims; requires notification to social services where person is under the age of 18.

S6835A - Sponsor Memo

S6835A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6835--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to identification and
  assessment of human trafficking victims

  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-y to read as follows:
  S  2805-Y. IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS.
1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM" SHALL HAVE THE  MEANING  SET  FORTH  IN
SECTION FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE-AA OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW;
  (B)  "SUBJECT  FACILITY"  SHALL MEAN A GENERAL HOSPITAL, PUBLIC HEALTH
CENTER, DIAGNOSTIC CENTER, TREATMENT CENTER OR OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT.
  2. EVERY  SUBJECT  FACILITY  SHALL  PROVIDE  FOR  THE  IDENTIFICATION,
ASSESSMENT,  AND  APPROPRIATE TREATMENT OR REFERRAL OF PERSONS SUSPECTED
AS HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS, AND IN THE CASE OF PERSONS UNDER  EIGHTEEN
YEARS  OLD,  THE  REPORTING  OF  SUCH PERSONS AS AN ABUSED OR MALTREATED
CHILD IF REQUIRED UNDER TITLE SIX OF ARTICLE SIX OF THE SOCIAL  SERVICES
LAW. THE SUBJECT FACILITY SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT WRITTEN POLICIES
AND PROCEDURES UNDER THIS SECTION WHICH SHALL APPLY TO ALL SERVICE UNITS
OF THE SUBJECT FACILITY.
  3.  EVERY  SUBJECT FACILITY SHALL REQUIRE ALL CURRENT AND NEW NURSING,
MEDICAL, SOCIAL WORK AND OTHER APPROPRIATE CLINICAL  CARE  PERSONNEL  IN
ALL SERVICE UNITS OF THE SUBJECT FACILITY TO COMPLETE TRAINING REGARDING
THE  POLICIES  AND  PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS SECTION, INCLUDING
TRAINING IN THE RECOGNITION OF INDICATORS OF A HUMAN TRAFFICKING  VICTIM
AND  THE  RESPONSIBILITIES  OF  SUCH  PERSONNEL  IN DEALING WITH PERSONS
SUSPECTED AS HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS. THE TRAINING SHALL  BE  OBTAINED
FROM  AN  INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMIS-
SIONER TO PROVIDE SUCH TRAINING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11993-03-6

Co-Sponsors

S6835B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8650B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-y, Pub Health L

S6835B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires every general hospital, public health center, diagnostic center, treatment center or outpatient department to provide identification, assessment, and appropriate treatment or referral of persons suspected as human trafficking victims; requires notification to social services where person is under the age of 18.

S6835B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6835B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6835--B
    Cal. No. 674

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LANZA, HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Health -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee -- reported favorably from said  committee,  ordered
  to  first  and  second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to identification and
  assessment of human trafficking victims

  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-y to read as follows:
  S 2805-Y. IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING  VICTIMS.
1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "HUMAN  TRAFFICKING  VICTIM"  SHALL HAVE THE MEANING SET FORTH IN
SECTION FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE-AA OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW;
  (B) "SUBJECT FACILITY" SHALL MEAN A GENERAL  HOSPITAL,  PUBLIC  HEALTH
CENTER, DIAGNOSTIC CENTER, TREATMENT CENTER OR OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT;
  (C)  "SUBJECT  FACILITY PERSONNEL" SHALL MEAN NURSING, MEDICAL, SOCIAL
WORK AND OTHER CLINICAL CARE PERSONNEL, AND SECURITY  PERSONNEL  IN  THE
SUBJECT FACILITY SERVICE UNITS; AND
  (D)  "SUBJECT  FACILITY SERVICE UNITS" SHALL MEAN THE SERVICE UNITS OF
THE SUBJECT FACILITY THAT INCLUDE THE  FOLLOWING  AREAS:  (I)  EMERGENCY
SERVICES;   (II)  PEDIATRICS;  (III)  OBSTETRICS  AND  GYNECOLOGY;  (IV)
ORTHOPEDICS; (V) INTERNAL MEDICINE; (VI) FAMILY MEDICINE; (VII) RADIOLO-
GY; (VIII) SURGERY; (IX) PSYCHIATRY; AND  (X)  DENTAL  SERVICES  TO  THE
EXTENT THE SUBJECT FACILITY MAINTAINS A DENTAL CLINIC, CENTER OR DEPART-
MENT ON SITE OF THE SUBJECT FACILITY.
  2.  EVERY  SUBJECT  FACILITY  SHALL  PROVIDE  FOR  THE IDENTIFICATION,
ASSESSMENT, AND APPROPRIATE TREATMENT OR REFERRAL OF  PERSONS  SUSPECTED
AS  HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS, AND IN THE CASE OF PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN
YEARS OLD, THE REPORTING OF SUCH PERSONS  AS  AN  ABUSED  OR  MALTREATED
CHILD  IF REQUIRED UNDER TITLE SIX OF ARTICLE SIX OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
LAW. THE SUBJECT FACILITY SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT WRITTEN POLICIES

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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