senate Bill S818

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Imposes criminal liability for the failure to obtain medical care for a person in custody displaying medical distress

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S818 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1745
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §47, Cor L; add §§125.08 & 125.09, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A11378
2019-2020: S4076, A3056

S818 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes criminal liability for the failure to obtain medical care for a person in custody displaying medical distress.

S818 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S818 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    818
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. BIAGGI, COMRIE, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KRUEG-
   ER, LIU, MYRIE, RAMOS, RIVERA,  SALAZAR  --  read  twice  and  ordered
   printed,  and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime
   Victims, Crime and Correction

 AN ACT to amend the correction law and the penal  law,  in  relation  to
   imposing criminal liability for the failure to obtain medical care for
   a person in custody displaying medical distress
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "Andrew Kearse act".
   §  2.  Paragraph  (e) of subdivision 1 of section 47 of the correction
 law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (iii) to read as follows:
   (III) THE BOARD SHALL  REQUIRE  ANY  POLICE  OFFICER,  PEACE  OFFICER,
 CORRECTION  OFFICER  OR  OTHER  EMPLOYEE  OF  A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY TO
 PROVIDE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION WHEN AN INMATE OR PERSON IN  CUSTODY
 DISPLAYS  MEDICAL  DISTRESS.    THE  BOARD SHALL REQUIRE STATE AND LOCAL
 CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO CONDUCT TRAINING
 ON ASSISTING A PERSON DISPLAYING MEDICAL  DISTRESS.    THE  BOARD  SHALL
 INVESTIGATE  ALL  ALLEGED FAILURES OF ANY POLICE OFFICER, PEACE OFFICER,
 CORRECTION OFFICER OR OTHER  EMPLOYEE  OF  A  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY  TO
 PROVIDE  MEDICAL  CARE  TO  AN  INMATE  OR  PERSON IN CUSTODY DISPLAYING
 MEDICAL DISTRESS OR A NEED FOR IMMEDIATE  MEDICAL  CARE.  IF  THE  BOARD
 DISCOVERS  ANY  POLICE  OFFICER,  PEACE  OFFICER, CORRECTION OFFICER, OR
 OTHER EMPLOYEE OF A CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY  FAILED  TO  MAKE  REASONABLE
 EFFORT  TO PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE OR DENIES ACCESS TO CARE TO AN INMATE OR
 PERSON IN CUSTODY DISPLAYING MEDICAL DISTRESS OR A  NEED  FOR  IMMEDIATE
 MEDICAL  CARE,  THE  BOARD  SHALL  REFER  SUCH  CASE TO PROSECUTORS AS A
 VIOLATION OF SECTION 125.09 OF THE PENAL LAW.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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