assembly Bill A9134

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to hospital domestic violence procedures

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 17, 2020 signed chap.37
delivered to governor
Feb 10, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.116
substituted for s7192
Feb 05, 2020 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 30, 2020 advanced to third reading cal.387
Jan 28, 2020 reported
Jan 22, 2020 referred to health

A9134 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-z, Pub Health L; amd §2, Chap of 2019 (as proposed in S.3962-A & A.2850-A)

A9134 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to hospital domestic violence procedures.

A9134 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2020

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to hospital domestic
  violence policies and procedures; and to amend a chapter of  the  laws
  of  2019  amending the public health law relating to hospital domestic
  violence policies and procedures  as  proposed  in  legislative  bills
  numbers  S.  3962-A  and  A.  2850-A, in relation to the effectiveness


  Section  1.  Section  2805-z  of  the public health law, as added by a
chapter of the laws of 2019 amending the public health law  relating  to
hospital domestic violence policies and procedures as proposed in legis-
lative  bills  numbers  S.  3962-A  and A. 2850-A, is amended to read as
  § 2805-z. Hospital domestic violence policies and procedures. 1. Every
general hospital shall: (a) develop, maintain  and  disseminate  written
policies  and  procedures  for the identification, assessment, treatment
and referral of confirmed or suspected cases of domestic  violence;  (b)
establish, and implement on an ongoing basis, a training program for all
[current  and  new  employees]  NURSING,  MEDICAL, SOCIAL WORK AND OTHER
UNITS regarding the policies and procedures established pursuant to this
section;  AND  (c)  designate  a staff member to [coordinate services to
victims of domestic violence; and (d)] contact the domestic violence  or
victim  assistance  organization  IDENTIFIED  BY  THE COMMISSIONER UNDER
SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION providing  victim  assistance  to  the
geographic area served by such hospital to establish the coordination of
services to domestic violence victims.
  2.  Upon  admittance  or  commencement  of treatment of a confirmed or
suspected domestic violence  victim,  such  hospital  shall  advise  the
victim  of  the  availability  of the services of a domestic violence or
victim assistance organization.  If  after  receiving  such  advice  the
domestic  violence  victim wishes the presence of a domestic violence or

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