File #: Int 0412-2024    Version: * Name: Notifying emergency contacts and attorney of record when an individual in custody attempts suicide, is hospitalized, or is seriously injured.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notifying emergency contacts and attorney of record when an individual in custody attempts suicide, is hospitalized, or is seriously injured
Sponsors: Lincoln Restler, Carlina Rivera , Shahana K. Hanif, Crystal Hudson, Alexa Avilés
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require Correctional Health Services (“CHS”) to solicit authorization from an individual in custody of the Department of Correction to contact their attorney of record and emergency contacts if the individual attempts suicide, is hospitalized, or is seriously injured. Upon request by the individual, CHS would be required to ascertain the individual’s attorney of record in order to obtain the authorization. Additionally, when an incarcerated individual attempts suicide, is hospitalized, or is seriously injured, CHS would be required to notify parties authorized by the individual to receive this information within 1 hour of CHS confirming the suicide attempt, making a determination that hospitalization is necessary, or making a determination that the injury is serious.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 412, 2. Int. No. 412, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24

Int. No. 412

 

By Council Members Restler, Rivera, Hanif, Hudson and Avilés

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notifying emergency contacts and attorney of record when an individual in custody attempts suicide, is hospitalized, or is seriously injured

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 18 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-1806 to read as follows:

§ 17-1806 Communications regarding suicide attempts, hospitalizations, and serious injuries. a. During an incarcerated individual’s health evaluation, correctional health services shall request authorization from such individual to notify such individual’s attorney of record and any additional emergency contacts provided by such individual in the event such individual attempts suicide, is hospitalized, or is seriously injured as determined by correctional health services.

b. Upon request from an incarcerated individual, correctional health services shall ascertain such individual’s attorney of record for the purpose of obtaining the authorization described in subdivision a of this section.

c. When an incarcerated individual attempts suicide, is hospitalized, or is seriously injured, correctional health services shall notify the parties authorized by such individual to receive such information within 1 hour of correctional health services confirming the suicide attempt, making a determination that hospitalization is necessary, or making a determination that the injury is serious.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect immediately.

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