Bill Text: NY S02036 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides that the coroner, coroner's physician or medical examiner shall promptly report to the division of veterans' affairs, in a one page form developed and provided by such division of veterans' affairs, any death which appears to be a suicide by a person who, to the knowledge of the coroner, coroner's physician or medical examiner, is a veteran.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-19 - REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT [S02036 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S02036-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          2036

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 19, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sens.  BROOKS, HELMING, JORDAN -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
          Government

        AN ACT to amend the county law and the executive law, in relation to the
          reporting of a veteran's suicide

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 677 of the county law is amended by  adding  a  new
     2  subdivision 10 to read as follows:
     3    10. The coroner, coroner's physician or medical examiner shall prompt-
     4  ly  report  to  the  division  of  veterans' affairs, in a one page form
     5  developed and provided by such division, any death which appears to be a
     6  suicide by a person who, to the  knowledge  of  the  coroner,  coroner's
     7  physician or medical examiner, is a veteran.
     8    §  2.  Section  353  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
     9  subdivision 25 to read as follows:
    10    25. To develop a one page form by which a coroner, coroner's physician
    11  or medical examiner shall fill out to report to the division  any  death
    12  which  appears  to be a suicide by a person who, to the knowledge of the
    13  coroner, coroner's physician or medical examiner,  is  a  veteran.  This
    14  form  shall  provide  the  address  to which the form is to be mailed or
    15  submitted electronically.
    16    § 3. Within 60 days of the effective date of this act, the division of
    17  veterans' affairs shall establish and implement the procedures and forms
    18  necessary for the implementation of this act.
    19    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03672-01-1
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