|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 13, 2018||reported referred to codes|
|Feb 23, 2018||referred to health|
assembly Bill A9926
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Michael J. Norris
A9926 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Codes
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §2805-i, Pub Health L; amd §631, Exec L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
A9926 (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.
A9926 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9926 I N A S S E M B L Y February 23, 2018 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health 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- 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 OPTION TO DECLINE TO PROVIDE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AND HAVE THE OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES REIMBURSE THE HOSPITAL FOR THE EXAM EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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