senate Bill S1945

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides a testimonial privilege to critical incident stress management/crisis response/peer support team members

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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
Apr 26, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 21, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 20, 2021 1st report cal.692
Mar 03, 2021 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 16, 2021 referred to judiciary

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Apr 20, 2021 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1945
9
1
committee
9
Aye
1
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Judiciary Committee Vote: Apr 20, 2021

nay (1)

S1945 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Add §4508-a, CPLR
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5868

S1945 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides a testimonial privilege to critical incident stress management/crisis response/peer support team members concerning communications made during critical incident stress management/crisis response services.

S1945 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1945 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1945
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to provid-
   ing   a   testimonial   privilege   to   critical   incident    stress
   management/crisis response/peer support team members concerning commu-
   nications  made  during  critical  incident  stress  management/crisis
   response services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The civil practice law and rules is amended by adding a new
 section 4508-a to read as follows:
   §  4508-A.  CRITICAL  INCIDENT  STRESS MANAGEMENT/CRISIS RESPONSE/PEER
 SUPPORT TEAM MEMBER. (A)  DEFINITIONS.  AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION  THE
 FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   1.  "EMERGENCY  SERVICES  PROVIDER"  MEANS  ANY  INDIVIDUAL WORKING OR
 VOLUNTEERING IN THE FOLLOWING SERVICE CAPACITIES; LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE-
 FIGHTING, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, COMMUNICATIONS/DISPATCH  SERVICES,
 PUBLIC SAFETY, DISASTER/EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND DISASTER RESPONDERS.
   2.  "CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT/CRISIS RESPONSE SERVICES/PEER
 SUPPORT" MEANS CONTACT WITH A TRAINED MEMBER OF AN  ORGANIZED  EMERGENCY
 RESPONSE  TEAM  WHO  PROVIDES  INTERVENTION, SUPPORT, CONSULTATION, RISK
 ASSESSMENT, REFERRAL AND FOLLOW-UP SERVICES.
   3. "A TRAINED MEMBER" MEANS AN  INDIVIDUAL  WHO  RECEIVED  SPECIALIZED
 TRAINING  IN  CRITICAL  INCIDENT  STRESS MANAGEMENT/CRISIS RESPONSE/PEER
 SUPPORT AND OFFERS SERVICES AS PART OF AN ORGANIZED  EMERGENCY  RESPONSE
 TEAM.
   4.  "CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT/CRISIS RESPONSE/PEER SUPPORT"
 MEANS  A  COMPREHENSIVE,  INTEGRATED,  STRATEGIC   AND   MULTI-COMPONENT
 APPROACH  TO  MANAGE CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS DURING AND FOLLOWING INCI-
 DENTS AND/OR FOR ANY ISSUE THAT MAY IMPACT WORK AND FAMILY  LIFE.  CRIT-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04291-01-1

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