|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 19, 2018||referred to health|
assembly Bill A10408
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
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A10408 (ACTIVE) - Details
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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