senate Bill S9539

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the provision of and payment for violence prevention programs

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Aug 22, 2022 referred to rules

S9539 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §367-x, Soc Serv L

S9539 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes community violence prevention services available, to the extent permitted by federal law, to any Medicaid beneficiary who has received medical treatment for an injury sustained as a result of an act of community violence and has been referred by a certified or licensed health care provider or social services provider to receive community violence prevention services from a qualified violence prevention professional.

S9539 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9539 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9539
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              August 22, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the provision of
   and payment for violence prevention programs
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
 367-x to read as follows:
   § 367-X. PAYMENT FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS. 1. AS USED IN  THIS
 SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS:
   (A)  "COMMUNITY  VIOLENCE"  MEANS  INTENTIONAL  ACTS  OF INTERPERSONAL
 VIOLENCE COMMITTED BY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT INTIMATELY RELATED TO  THE
 VICTIM.
   (B)  "COMMUNITY VIOLENCE PREVENTION SERVICES" MEANS EVIDENCE-INFORMED,
 TRAUMA-INFORMED, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE, SUPPORTIVE AND  NON-PSYCHOTHERA-
 PEUTIC  SERVICES  PROVIDED  BY  A  QUALIFIED VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROFES-
 SIONAL, WITHIN OR OUTSIDE OF A CLINICAL  SETTING,  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
 PROMOTING IMPROVED HEALTH OUTCOMES, TRAUMA RECOVERY, AND POSITIVE BEHAV-
 IORAL  CHANGE,  PREVENTING INJURY RECIDIVISM AND REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD
 THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF COMMUNITY VIOLENCE  WILL  COMMIT  OR
 PROMOTE  VIOLENCE  THEMSELVES.  "COMMUNITY VIOLENCE PREVENTION SERVICES"
 MAY INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF PEER SUPPORT  AND  COUNSELING,  MENTORSHIP,
 CONFLICT  MEDIATION,  CRISIS  INTERVENTION,  TARGETED  CASE  MANAGEMENT,
 REFERRALS TO CERTIFIED OR LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS  OR  SOCIAL
 SERVICES  PROVIDERS,  CASE  MANAGEMENT,  COMMUNITY  AND  SCHOOL  SUPPORT
 SERVICES, PATIENT EDUCATION OR SCREENING SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF COMMUNI-
 TY VIOLENCE.
   (C)  "PREVENTION  PROFESSIONAL"  MEANS  AN  INDIVIDUAL  WHO  WORKS  IN
 PROGRAMS  AIMED  TO  ADDRESS  SPECIFIC  PATIENT  NEEDS,  SUCH AS SUICIDE
 PREVENTION, VIOLENCE PREVENTION, ALCOHOL AVOIDANCE, DRUG AVOIDANCE,  AND
 TOBACCO  PREVENTION. THE GOAL OF SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S WORK IS TO REDUCE THE
 RISK OF RELAPSE, INJURY, OR RE-INJURY OF THE PATIENT. PREVENTION PROFES-
 SIONALS WORK IN A VARIETY  OF  SETTINGS  AND  PROVIDE  APPROPRIATE  CASE
 MANAGEMENT, MEDIATION, REFERRAL, AND MENTORSHIP SERVICES.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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