senate Bill S2136

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to procedures by health care providers to detect elder abuse or maltreatment in their patients

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to aging
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 04, 2017 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 08, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2017 1st report cal.377
Jan 12, 2017 referred to aging

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S2136 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7379
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 §§1900 - 1901, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6925

S2136 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to develop screening tools and procedures to be used by health care providers to detect elder abuse or maltreatment in their patients.

S2136 - Sponsor Memo

S2136 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2136

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  screening  for
  elder abuse and maltreatment

  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 article 19
to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 19
                 ELDER ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT SCREENING
SECTION 1900. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE.
        1901. ELDER ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT SCREENING.
  § 1900. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE. THE CORRELATION BETWEEN ELDER  ABUSE  AND
MALTREATMENT  WITH  INCREASED HOSPITALIZATIONS, ADMISSIONS AND MORTALITY
HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR INCREASED MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS, PARTICULARLY AS
NEW YORK CONTINUES TO IMPLEMENT NATIONAL HEALTHCARE REFORM  INITIATIVES.
A  SCREENING  TOOL, TO BE UTILIZED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AT IMPORTANT
JUNCTURES IN THE LIVES OF THOSE SIXTY YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER, PRESENTS A
SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY FOR TRUSTED MEDICAL PROVIDERS TO  HELP  IDENTIFY
HIGH RISK PATIENTS AND HELP TO ENSURE THEIR CONTINUED HEALTH AND SAFETY.
  §  1901.  ELDER  ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT SCREENING. 1. THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL ESTABLISH A SCREENING TOOL TO IDENTIFY ABUSE IN  ELDERLY  INDIVID-
UALS.  PHYSICIANS,  PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS MAY USE
THE TOOL TO ASSIST IN IDENTIFYING ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT IN THEIR ELDERLY
PATIENTS DURING THE COURSE OF TREATMENT INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,
ANNUAL  PHYSICAL EXAMS OR AS PART OF PATIENT SCREENING UNDER THE UNIFORM
ASSESSMENT SYSTEM FOR LONG TERM CARE AS ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
  2. THE SCREENING TOOL SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  A. A UNIFORM INTERVENTION QUESTIONNAIRE WITH A COMMON SCALE  THAT  CAN
BE USED ACROSS HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENTS AND POPULATIONS TO ASSIST IN THE
IDENTIFICATION OF HIGH RISK PATIENTS;

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

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