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File #: Int 0484-2018    Version: * Name: Establishing a mobile trauma unit.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a mobile trauma unit
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Fernando Cabrera
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the creation of a mobile trauma division that responds by bringing services to individuals near recent shooting deaths.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 484, 2. Int. No. 484, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 484

 

By Council Members Gibson and Cabrera

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a mobile trauma unit

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 13-e to read as follows:

§ 13-e. Mobile trauma division.  a. Definitions.  As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

Coordinator. The term “coordinator” means the mobile trauma division coordinator.

Service provider. The term “service provider” means any non-government organization, funded in whole or in part by the city, or any agency under the jurisdiction of the mayor, that provides social services to crime victims, including but not limited to case management, crisis intervention, legal services, restorative justice, emergency or transitional shelter, permanent housing, health care, mental health counseling, drug addiction screening and treatment, language interpretation, public benefits, domestic and family matters safety planning, job training and economic empowerment, immigration advocacy or other services which may be offered to crime victims, provided, however, that social services shall not be construed to include the provision of services by first responders in response to public safety incidents.

Shooting violence victim. The term “shooting violence victim” means a person who is close to a death from gun violence either by interpersonal relationship or physical proximity.

b. The mayor shall establish a mobile trauma division.  Such division may, but need not, be established in the executive office of the mayor, or may be established as a separate office within any other office of the mayor, or within any department, the head of which is appointed by the mayor. Such office shall be headed by a coordinator who shall be appointed by the mayor or the head of such department.

c. Powers and duties. The coordinator shall have the power and the duty to provide for the fast delivery of trauma services to shooting violence victims from varied service providers in the event of a death from gun violence.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law. 

 

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