senate Bill S525

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the treatment of domestic violence victims and documentation of injury and evidence

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2021 1st report cal.894
Feb 22, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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May 4, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S525
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 22, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S525
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S525 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-z, Pub Health L; amd §631, Exec L

S525 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the treatment of domestic violence victims and documentation of injury and evidence; provides the type of evidence to be collected and maintained; provides that the office of victim services shall cover the costs of the domestic violence forensic exam; makes related provisions.

S525 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S525 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    525
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BIAGGI, SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law and the executive law, in relation
   to the treatment of domestic violence  victims  and  documentation  of
   injury and evidence
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 2805-z of the public  health  law,  as  amended  by
 chapter 37 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
   § 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
 nursing, medical, social work and other clinical personnel, and security
 personnel working in hospital service units regarding the  policies  and
 procedures  established  pursuant  to  this section; and (c) designate a
 staff member to contact  the  domestic  violence  or  victim  assistance
 organization  identified  by  the commissioner under subdivision [three]
 SEVEN 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
 victim assistance advocate, such hospital shall contact the  appropriate
 organization and request that one be provided.

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

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