Bill Text: NY A07783 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the payment of costs for line of duty injuries of police officers and firefighters; requires such costs for retired members of the uniformed forces of the fire or police departments be paid by the city of New York.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-21 - referred to governmental employees [A07783 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07783-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          7783

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 21, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Employees

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
          relation to the payment of costs for line of duty injuries  of  police
          officers and firefighters

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

     1    Section 1. Subdivisions a and b of section 12-127 of  the  administra-
     2  tive code of the city of New York, as amended by chapter 806 of the laws
     3  of 1986, are amended to read as follows:
     4    a.  Any  member  of the uniformed forces of the fire or police depart-
     5  ments, including any retired member of such  uniformed  forces,  or  any
     6  person  employed  in  the  department  of  sanitation  in the sanitation
     7  service classification of the classified  civil  service  who  shall  be
     8  injured while actually employed in the discharge of police orders of his
     9  or her superior officers in the police station, fire house or sanitation
    10  section station, as the case may be, or as the result of illness tracea-
    11  ble  directly  to the performance of police, fire or sanitation duty, as
    12  the case may be, or any employee of the  department  of  parks,  general
    13  services,  ports  and  terminals or environmental protection or a person
    14  employed by the police commissioner as a school crossing guard who shall
    15  be injured while actually employed in the discharge of  duty,  shall  be
    16  received  by  any  hospital  for  care and treatment when such facts are
    17  certified to by the head of the department. Unless otherwise provided in
    18  this section, such members shall be received  by  any  hospital  at  the
    19  usual  ward  patient rates. The bill for such care and treatment at such
    20  rates, when certified by the superintendent or other person in charge of
    21  such hospital and approved by the  head  of  the  department  concerned,
    22  shall be paid by the city.
    23    b.  Any  member  of  the  uniformed  forces  of  the  fire  or  police
    24  department, including any retired member of such  uniformed  forces,  or

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1  any  person  employed  in the department of sanitation in the sanitation
     2  service classification of the  classified  civil  service  or  a  person
     3  employed  by  the  police  commissioner  as a school crossing guard who,
     4  while  in  the actual performance of duty, and by reason of the perform-
     5  ance of such duty and without fault or misconduct on his  or  her  part,
     6  shall  receive injuries to an extent which may endanger his or her life,
     7  shall be received by any hospital for care and treatment, and  shall  be
     8  afforded  such  medical  or  surgical care and hospitalization as may be
     9  ordered by the chief medical officer of the  respective  departments  in
    10  conformity  with  the  provisions  of this section. Such medical officer
    11  shall forthwith notify the comptroller of the care  and  hospitalization
    12  so  ordered. The rate charged for such care and hospitalization for such
    13  member or such person shall not exceed the rate charged  any  person  in
    14  receipt  of  an  income  equal  to  the salary of such member or of such
    15  person for the same accommodations. The comptroller and the heads of the
    16  departments affected shall make necessary rules and regulations to carry
    17  out the provisions of this section.  Upon  certification  by  the  chief
    18  medical  officer of the department concerned, the bill for such care and
    19  hospitalization, when certified by the superintendent or other person in
    20  charge of the hospital and  approved  by  the  head  of  the  department
    21  concerned, shall be paid by the city.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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