A01264 Summary:

BILL NO    A01264 

SAME AS    SAME AS S02421

SPONSOR    Rosenthal (MS)

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   Perry

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 NO    A01264 

01/08/2015 referred to health
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A01264 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01264 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A1264

TITLE  OF BILL:   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

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
physician 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
twentieth day after it shall have become law.
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A01264 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1264

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                    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    S 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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