|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 22, 2021||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S525
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S525 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Finance
- 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
BILL NUMBER: S525 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the executive law, in relation to the treatment of domestic violence victims and documentation of inju- ry and evidence PURPOSE: To create uniform forensic examination procedures for victims of domes- tic violence and to ensure that they receive reimbursement for forensic examinations SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section to the public health law regarding require- ments for hospitals providing treatment to alleged victims of domestic violence. Upon request of a patient, hospitals would be required to provide documentation of domestic violence evidence, contact a domestic
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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