senate Bill S7192

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to hospital domestic violence procedures

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Current Bill Status Via A9134 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by 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 10, 2020 substituted by a9134
Jan 13, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.116
Jan 10, 2020 referred to rules

S7192 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
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)

S7192 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to hospital domestic violence procedures.

S7192 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7192 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2020

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

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


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