senate Bill S6964A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to sexual assault forensic exams

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
Feb 12, 2018 amended on third reading (t) 6964a
Jan 17, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 16, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 09, 2018 1st report cal.157
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Dec 01, 2017 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 9, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S6964
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S6964 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9926
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-i, Pub Health L; amd §631, Exec L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S6964 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Ensures that sexual assault survivors are not billed for sexual assault forensic exams and are notified orally and in writing of the option to decline to provide private health insurance information and have the office of victim services reimburse the hospital for the exam; also provides that if such exam is covered by insurance, such coverage shall not be subject to annual deductibles or coinsurance.

S6964 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6964 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6964

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 1, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  sexual  assault
  forensic exams

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2805-i of the public  health  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  504  of  the laws of 1994 and paragraph (c) as
amended by chapter 39 of the  laws  of  2012,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  Every  hospital providing treatment to alleged victims of a sexual
offense shall be responsible for:
  (a) maintaining sexual offense evidence and the chain  of  custody  as
provided in subdivision two of this section[.];
  (b)  contacting  a  rape  crisis or victim assistance organization, if
any, providing victim assistance to the geographic area served  by  that
hospital to establish the coordination of non-medical services to sexual
offense victims who request such coordination and services[.];
  (c) offering and making available appropriate HIV post-exposure treat-
ment  therapies; including a seven day starter pack of HIV post-exposure
prophylaxis, in cases where it has been determined, in  accordance  with
guidelines  issued  by  the commissioner, that a significant exposure to
HIV has occurred, and informing the victim that payment  assistance  for
such  therapies  may  be  available  from  the office of victim services
pursuant to the provisions of article twenty-two of the  executive  law.
With  the  consent of the victim of a sexual assault, the hospital emer-
gency room department shall provide or arrange for  an  appointment  for
medical  follow-up  related  to  HIV post-exposure prophylaxis and other
care as appropriate; AND
  (D) ENSURING SEXUAL  ASSAULT  SURVIVORS  ARE  NOT  BILLED  FOR  SEXUAL
ASSAULT  FORENSIC  EXAMS  AND  ARE NOTIFIED ORALLY AND IN WRITING OF THE

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6964A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9926
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-i, Pub Health L; amd §631, Exec L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S6964A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Ensures that sexual assault survivors are not billed for sexual assault forensic exams and are notified orally and in writing of the option to decline to provide private health insurance information and have the office of victim services reimburse the hospital for the exam; also provides that if such exam is covered by insurance, such coverage shall not be subject to annual deductibles or coinsurance.

S6964A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6964A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6964--A
    Cal. No. 157

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON,  AMEDORE,  CROCI, GOLDEN, LARKIN, O'MARA,
  RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --
  recommitted  to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- 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, the executive law and the  insur-
  ance law, in relation to sexual assault forensic exams

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2805-i of the public  health  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  504  of  the laws of 1994 and paragraph (c) as
amended by chapter 39 of the  laws  of  2012,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  Every  hospital providing treatment to alleged victims of a sexual
offense shall be responsible for:
  (a) maintaining sexual offense evidence and the chain  of  custody  as
provided in subdivision two of this section[.];
  (b)  contacting  a  rape  crisis or victim assistance organization, if
any, providing victim assistance to the geographic area served  by  that
hospital to establish the coordination of non-medical services to sexual
offense victims who request such coordination and services[.];
  (c) offering and making available appropriate HIV post-exposure treat-
ment  therapies; including a seven day starter pack of HIV post-exposure
prophylaxis, in cases where it has been determined, in  accordance  with
guidelines  issued  by  the commissioner, that a significant exposure to
HIV has occurred, and informing the victim that payment  assistance  for
such  therapies  may  be  available  from  the office of victim services
pursuant to the provisions of article twenty-two of the  executive  law.
With  the  consent of the victim of a sexual assault, the hospital emer-

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

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