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File #: Int 1236-2018    Version: Name: Requiring the DOC to report on information regarding sick call and clinic production and share such information with correctional health services, and to repeal section 9-108 of the administrative code, relating to health services for incarcerated individ
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 11/14/2018
Enactment date: 7/14/2019 Law number: 2019/132
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction to report on information regarding sick call and clinic production and share such information with correctional health services, and to repeal section 9-108 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to health services for incarcerated individuals
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Carlina Rivera , Diana Ayala , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Brad S. Lander, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Laurie A. Cumbo, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: The law would ensure greater efficiency in Department of Correction production of incarcerated individuals for medical appointments with Correctional Health Services.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1236-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1236, 3. Int. No. 1236, 4. November 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 11/15/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 11/15/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 11/15/18, 8. June 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Committee Report 6/13/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 6/13/19, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-13-19, 12. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 13, 2019, 14. Proposed Int. No. 1236-A - 6/17/19, 15. Int. No. 1236-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 18. Local Law 132, 19. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 18, 2019, 20. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 19, 2019
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Int. No. 1236-A

 

By Council Members Powers, Rivera, Ayala, Ampry-Samuel, Salamanca, Lander, Rosenthal, Kallos, Cumbo and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction to report on information regarding sick call and clinic production and share such information with correctional health services, and to repeal section 9-108 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to health services for incarcerated individuals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 9-108 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED and a new section 9-108 is added to read as follows: 

 § 9-108 Sick call and clinic production. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Clinic production. The term “clinic production” means the department’s process by which an incarcerated individual is escorted for a medical appointment.

Correctional health services. The term “correctional health services” means any health care entity designated by the city of New York as the agency or agencies responsible for health services for incarcerated individuals in the care and custody of the department. When the responsibility is contractually shared with an outside provider this term shall also apply.

Health care professional. The term “health care professional” means a person who meets qualifications stipulated by their profession and who possesses all credentials and licenses required by New York state law.

Medical appointment. The term “medical appointment” means any patient encounter requested by correctional health services.

Non-production. The term “non-production” means an instance where an incarcerated individual is not escorted for a medical appointment requested by correctional health services.

Production refusal. The term “production refusal” means a refusal by an incarcerated individual to allow the department to produce such incarcerated individual to clinic for a medical appointment. Nothing in this definition, or in this section, is intended to contradict rules governing treatment set forth in chapter 3 of title 40 of the rules of the city of New York.

Sick call. The term “sick call” means the department’s process by which an incarcerated individual requests to be seen by a health care professional for the purpose of assessing or treating such incarcerated individual’s non-emergency medical complaint.

Walk-out. The term “walk-out” means an instance when an incarcerated individual leaves clinic without being seen by a health care professional for a medical appointment.

b. The department shall retain all documents containing data relating to sick call and clinical production, including handwritten sign-up sheets, for at least three years from the time an incarcerated individual is released from custody of the department, and provide such documents to the board of correction upon request.

c. The department shall provide all housing units with access to sick call on weekdays, excluding holidays, and subject to the exclusions set forth in chapter 3 of title 40 of the rules of the city of New York, or exclusions obtained through a variance pursuant to section 3-13 of such rules.

d. Where individuals are not produced for medical appointments, department personnel shall record the facility, along with the reason for non-production, including but not limited to: “court”, “visits”, “production refusal”, “walkout”, “programming”, “barbershop,” “recreation,” and “other”. For the category, “other,” department personnel shall provide a brief narrative.  If the reason for non-production is a refusal or walkout, the department will also record the reason for refusal or walkout, if given. The department shall make such records legible and available to the board of correction at any time. On a monthly basis, the department shall publish an aggregate report on non-production on its website and submit such a report to correctional health services and the city council. This report shall also contain an aggregate count of reasons for production refusal or walkout, if given, and the facility. 

e. Where individuals are not produced to a health care professional for a medical appointment, correctional health services will provide to the department the names of such individuals and a specified time-frame of when they should be produced as deemed clinically appropriate.  When individuals are not produced within the specified time-frame, correctional health services shall notify the facility’s commanding officer, along with a production recommendation based on correctional health’s clinical expertise.

§3. This local law takes effect 365 days after it becomes law.

 

AS

LS 8088, 8999

6/5/2019