Prohibits contracts with out of state school districts in relation to aidable shared service.
Ayes (18): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Oppenheimer, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Serrano, Stavisky, Huntley
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to hospital domestic violence policies and procedures
PURPOSE: This bill requires hospitals to establish policies and procedures regarding domestic violence
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one adds a new section 2805-u to the Public Health Law to 1) require hospitals to establish policies and procedures regarding domestic violence; 2) establish ongoing training programs on domestic violence for all current and new employees; 3) designate a staff member to coordinate services to victims; and 4) contact community domestic violence service providers to Coordinate services to victims. In addition, hospitals are required to offer to contact a local advocate when admitting or treating confirmed or suspected domestic violence cases.
JUSTIFICATION: The Senate Democratic Task Force on Women's Issues held public hearings across the State on the health implications of domestic violence. Many witnesses at these hearings, including survivors, advocates and health care professionals, testified regarding the need for hospitals to establish and implement policies and procedures for the identification, treatment and referral of victims of domestic violence. By requiring hospitals to implement formal procedures and training programs, including coordination with community service providers, this legislation will help improve the health care system's response to the battered women it serves.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.1650A/A7585A - Passed the Assembly; died in Health 01/06/10 REFERRED TO HEALTH 03/16/09 REFERRED TO HEALTH
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect January 1, 2014. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of the foregoing section of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1583 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, DIAZ, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa- tion AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the prohibition of out-of-state school contracts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law, as added by chapter 474 of the laws of 1996, is amended and a new subparagraph 8 is added to paragraph h to read as follows: (2) Certain services prohibited. Commencing with the nineteen hundred ninety-seven--ninety-eight school year, the commissioner shall not be authorized to approve as an aidable shared service pursuant to this subdivision any cooperative maintenance services or municipal services, including but not limited to, lawn mowing services and heating, venti- lation or air conditioning repair or maintenance or trash collection, or any other municipal services as defined by the commissioner. On and after the effective date of this paragraph, the commissioner shall not approve, as an aidable shared service, any new cooperative maintenance or municipal services for the nineteen hundred ninety-six--ninety-seven school year, provided that the commissioner may approve the continuation of such services for one year if provided in the nineteen hundred nine- ty-five--ninety-six school year. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN WHICH AMENDED THIS SUBPARA- GRAPH, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT APPROVE, AS AN AIDABLE SHARED SERVICE, ANY SERVICE PROVIDED TO AN OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDED PURSU- ANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH EIGHT OF PARAGRAPH H OF THIS SUBDIVISION. (8) TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND THE COMMIS- SIONER IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION, TO PROVIDE SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE TOEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00909-01-1 S. 1583 2
ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN THE SUPERVISORY DISTRICT UPON SUCH TERMS AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN RULES AND REGULATIONS AND AS AGREED UPON PURSUANT TO CONTRACTS EXECUTED BY SUCH BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCA- TIONAL SERVICES AND THE TRUSTEES OR BOARDS OF EDUCATION OF SUCH OUT-OF- STATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.