A01264 Summary:

BILL NOA01264
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02421
 
SPONSORRosenthal
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSRPerry
 
Amd S365-a, Soc Serv L
 
Requires medical assistance be provided to victims of domestic violence, as defined in section 459-a of this chapter, to care for and treat any scarring from the domestic violence incident.
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A01264 Actions:

BILL NOA01264
 
01/08/2015referred to health
01/06/2016referred to health
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A01264 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A1264
 
SPONSOR: Rosenthal (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to providing medical assistance to needy persons for the care and treat- ment of scarring resulting from domestic abuse   PURPOSE: Requires medical assistance to be provided to victims of domestic violence to care for and treat any scarring resulting from the domestic violence incident.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Provides coverage under Medicaid for any physi- cian services and surgical services, including plastic surgery, needed to care for scarring suffered by victim of domestic abuse.   JUSTIFICATION: According to the CDC nearly 2 million injuries result nationwide every year as a result of domestic violence (CDC 2003). Many of these injuries result in permanent scarring which could be corrected or minimized with plastic surgery. Victims already suffering from the emotional, physical and mental damage from being abused are often left with permanent and constant reminders of their attacks through the scars that result from their injuries. This bill will allow victims to receive coverage that will provide medical attention like plastic surgery that will help alleviate some of the pain and permanent visible damage done by their abuser.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.715 of 2013-2014 A.1476 of 2011-2012   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twenti- eth day after it shall have become law.
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A01264 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1264
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 8, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. PERRY
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services  law, in relation to providing
          medical assistance to needy persons for  the  care  and  treatment  of
          scarring resulting from domestic abuse
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 365-a of the social  services  law
     2  is amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
     3    (f) Medical assistance shall include physician services and any surgi-
     4  cal  services, including plastic surgery, that are necessary to care for
     5  and treat any scarring or scar tissue that formed as the  result  of  an
     6  incident  of domestic violence as defined in section four hundred fifty-
     7  nine-a of this chapter.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
     9  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the  commissioner  of
    10  health  shall  establish rules for acceptable forms of proof of an inci-
    11  dent of domestic violence.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04105-01-5
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