Bill Text: NJ A4806 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes "Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program Initiative" in DOH.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-12-10 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee [A4806 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-A4806-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 4806

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED DECEMBER 10, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  LOUIS D. GREENWALD

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes "Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program Initiative" in DOH.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning violence intervention in hospitals and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The Commissioner of Health shall establish the "Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program Initiative" in the department.  The commissioner shall develop and implement a comprehensive, coordinated plan to create hospital-based violence intervention programs, in which people recovering from violent injuries are counseled by trained intervention specialists that offer long-term case management, connection to community services, mentoring, and follow-up assistance, in order to substantially reduce the risk of violent re-injury and discourage the use of retaliatory violence.  In addition to any moneys appropriated by the Legislature, the commissioner may seek money from the federal government, private foundations, and any other source to fund this initiative, as well as to fund on-going monitoring and evaluation of the programs created through this initiative.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires the Commissioner of Health to establish the "Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program Initiative." The commissioner would develop and implement a comprehensive, coordinated plan to create hospital-based violence intervention programs, in which people recovering from violent injuries are counseled by trained intervention specialists that offer long-term case management, connection to community services, mentoring, and follow-up assistance, in order to substantially reduce the risk of violent re-injury and discourage the use of retaliatory violence.  The bill provides that, in addition to any moneys appropriated by the Legislature, the commissioner may seek money from the federal government, private foundations, and any other source to fund this initiative, as well as to fund on-going monitoring and evaluation of the programs created through this initiative.

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