Domestic Violence Policies and Training for Hospitals

Amendment -- A. 9134 Lavine/S. 7192 Salazar

Limits requirement for training to nursing, medical, social work and other clinical personnel, and security personnel working in hospital service units; requires hospitals to designate a staff person to coordinate with a local domestic violence service provider about provision of services to victims, rather than to coordinate services to victims; and requires DOH to provide a list of domestic violence or victim assistance organizations operating within each hospital’s geographic area when it provides the model policy to hospitals.

Signed: April 17, 2020 Chapter 37 Effective: December 23, 2020

Amends: Public Health Law §2805-z