File #: Int 0098-2024    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of correction and correctional health services to establish a medical clinic to treat persons transported to a court facility.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 2/8/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction and correctional health services to establish a medical clinic to treat persons transported to a court facility
Sponsors: Nantasha M. Williams, Kevin C. Riley, Althea V. Stevens, Farah N. Louis, Lincoln Restler, Shekar Krishnan, Crystal Hudson, Amanda Farías, Lynn C. Schulman, Christopher Marte, Erik D. Bottcher, Yusef Salaam, Tiffany Cabán, Alexa Avilés, Chi A. Ossé, James F. Gennaro, Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would require the department of correction and correctional health services to maintain a medical clinic staffed by health care professionals in each New York City criminal court facility. In addition, correctional health services would be required to prepare a document that details the food, medication, or other medical services a person requires while in a court facility, and the department of correction must provide access to the medical clinic to persons with needs outlined in such document.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 98, 2. Int. No. 98, 3. February 8, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-8-24

Int. No. 98

 

By Council Members Williams, Riley, Stevens, Louis, Restler, Krishnan, Hudson, Farías, Schulman, Marte, Bottcher, Salaam, Cabán, Avilés, Ossé, Gennaro and Sanchez

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction and correctional health services to establish a medical clinic to treat persons transported to a court facility

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 9-108 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new subdivision f to read as follows:

                     f. Court medical clinic;

                                          1. The department, in conjunction with correctional health services, shall maintain a medical clinic to be staffed by one or more health care professionals from correctional health services in all New York city criminal court or criminal term of New York state supreme court facilities;

                                          2.  For each person with a scheduled court appearance, correctional health services shall prepare a document that indicates whether that person requires food, medication, or other medical services while in a court facility;

                                          3. When a person is in the department’s custody within a court facility, the department shall provide access to the medical clinic established in paragraph 1 of this subdivision to those with a dietary or medical need recorded in the document prepared pursuant to paragraph 2 of this subdivision.

§ 2. This local law takes effect in 120 days.

 

 

 

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