senate Bill S7678

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the reporting of a veteran's suicide

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Feb 05, 2020 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S7678 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10148
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §677, County L; amd §353, Exec L

S7678 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the coroner, coroner's physician or medical examiner shall promptly report to the division of veterans' affairs, in a one page form developed and provided by such division of veterans' affairs, any death which appears to be a suicide by a person who, to the knowledge of the coroner, coroner's physician or medical examiner, is a veteran.

S7678 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7678 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7678

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BROOKS,  HELMING,  JORDAN,  LAVALLE, RANZENHOFER,
  ROBACH, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed  to
  be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Mili-
  tary Affairs

AN ACT to amend the county law and the executive law, in relation to the
  reporting of a veteran's suicide

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 677 of the county law is amended by  adding  a  new
subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. THE CORONER, CORONER'S PHYSICIAN OR MEDICAL EXAMINER SHALL PROMPT-
LY  REPORT  TO  THE  DIVISION  OF  VETERANS' AFFAIRS, IN A ONE PAGE FORM
DEVELOPED AND PROVIDED BY SUCH DIVISION, ANY DEATH WHICH APPEARS TO BE A
SUICIDE BY A PERSON WHO, TO THE  KNOWLEDGE  OF  THE  CORONER,  CORONER'S
PHYSICIAN OR MEDICAL EXAMINER, IS A VETERAN.
  §  2.  Section  353  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 25 to read as follows:
  25. TO DEVELOP A ONE PAGE FORM BY WHICH A CORONER, CORONER'S PHYSICIAN
OR MEDICAL EXAMINER SHALL FILL OUT TO REPORT TO THE DIVISION  ANY  DEATH
WHICH  APPEARS  TO BE A SUICIDE BY A PERSON WHO, TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE
CORONER, CORONER'S PHYSICIAN OR MEDICAL EXAMINER,  IS  A  VETERAN.  THIS
FORM  SHALL  PROVIDE  THE  ADDRESS  TO WHICH THE FORM IS TO BE MAILED OR
SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY.
  § 3. Within 60 days of the effective date of this act, the division of
veterans' affairs shall establish and implement the procedures and forms
necessary for the implementation of this act.
  § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13942-04-0

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