assembly Bill A10408

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the sexual assault forensic examination telemedicine pilot program

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Apr 19, 2018 referred to health

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A10408 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6947
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2805-ii, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3060

A10408 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the sexual assault forensic examination telemedicine pilot program to provide expert, comprehensive, compassionate care to patients and training to support providers in health care facilities that do not have a designated sexual assault forensic examination program.

A10408 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10408

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
  sexual assault forensic examination telemedicine pilot program

  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-ii to read as follows:
  §  2805-II.  SEXUAL  ASSAULT  FORENSIC  EXAMINATION TELEMEDICINE PILOT
PROGRAM. 1. SAFE PILOT ESTABLISHMENT. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A
SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAMINATION (SAFE) TELEMEDICINE PILOT PROGRAM TO
ASSIST IN PROVIDING EXPERT, COMPREHENSIVE, COMPASSIONATE CARE  TO  ADULT
AND ADOLESCENT PATIENTS AND TRAINING TO SUPPORT PROVIDERS IN HEALTH CARE
FACILITIES  THAT  DO NOT HAVE A DESIGNATED SEXUAL ASSAULT FORENSIC EXAM-
INATION PROGRAM.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSULT WITH  THE  DIVISION  OF
CRIMINAL  JUSTICE  SERVICES,  WHERE APPROPRIATE, IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF
SUCH PILOT PROGRAM.  SUCH SAFE TELEMEDICINE PILOT SHALL:
  (A) SUPPORT PATIENT CARE AND PROVIDE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER  INSTRUCTION
AND  SUPPORT IN A TIMELY MANNER ON A TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS
A WEEK BASIS TO ANY VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OR ABUSE WHO PRESENTS AT  A
FACILITY PARTICIPATING IN SUCH PILOT FOR SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH SEXUAL
ASSAULT OR ABUSE, AND CONSENTS TO SUCH SERVICES;
  (B) HAVE PROFESSIONALS SPECIALLY TRAINED, EXPERIENCED AND CERTIFIED AS
SEXUAL  ASSAULT  FORENSIC  EXAMINERS  TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY ROOM STAFF IN
CARING FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OR ABUSE AND APPROPRIATELY SECURING
FORENSIC EVIDENCE THROUGH LIVE AUDIO VIDEO TECHNOLOGY;
  (C) OFFER TO PROVIDE SUPPORT THROUGH  TELEMEDICINE  TO  NO  LESS  THAN
FORTY-SIX  HOSPITALS  UPON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING
ALL CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS AND MANY HOSPITALS IN RURAL AND/OR  UNDER-
SERVED AREAS OF THE STATE;
  (D)  ENSURE  THE  MEDICAL  RECORDS OF BOTH PROVIDERS, WHERE APPLICABLE
COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS  AND  REGULATION  RELATING  TO  EVIDENCE
PRESERVATION; AND
  (E) MEET ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS IDENTIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER.

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

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