|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 18, 2017||advanced to third reading cal.404|
|May 16, 2017||reported|
|Feb 28, 2017||reported referred to codes|
|Jan 26, 2017||referred to higher education|
assembly Bill A3079
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Robert C. Carroll
A3079 - Details
A3079 - Summary
Prohibits participation in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals; prohibits a health care professional from engaging, assisting, planning the torture or improper treatment of a prisoner; requires health care professionals to report torture and improper treatment.
A3079 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3079 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 26, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, CAHILL, RIVERA, GLICK, PAULIN, HOOPER, JAFFEE, LIFTON, COOK, PERRY, ENGLEBRIGHT, O'DONNELL, ARROYO, TITONE, ROSENTHAL, McDONALD, KAVANAGH, HEVESI, BRONSON, FAHY, MOSLEY, WEPRIN, OTIS, STECK, PICHARDO, SEPULVEDA, AUBRY, ORTIZ, SEAWRIGHT -- Multi- Sponsored by -- M. of A. CARROLL, DINOWITZ, FARRELL, GALEF, LUPARDO, PEOPLES-STOKES, PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the public health law, the education law and the labor law, in relation to prohibiting participation in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative policy and intent. This legislation is based on, and is intended to give effect to, international treaties and stand- ards; federal, state and local law; and professional standards relating to torture, improper treatment of prisoners, and related matters. It is guided by two basic principles: (1) health care professionals shall be dedicated to providing the highest standard of health care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights; and (2) torture and improper treatment of prisoners are wrong and inconsistent with the practice of the health care professions. The legislature finds that the conduct prohibited by this act violates the ethical and legal obli- gations of licensed health care professionals. This legislation will further protect the professionalism of New York state licensed health care professionals by authorizing and obligating them to refuse to participate in torture and improper treatment of prisoners, which in turn will protect the life and health of the people of the state and those with whom New York licensed health care professionals interact. A health care professional who comes to the aid of a prisoner should not be presumed to be in violation when she or he is fulfilling the ethical principle of beneficence. In contrast, a health care professional who, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02609-01-7
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