Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act. Changes the definition of "follow-up healthcare" to mean specified healthcare services within 180 (instead of 90) days of the initial visit for medical forensic services. Makes corresponding changes.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall not approve sexual assault treatment plans for more than 6 federally qualified health centers, which must be located in geographically diverse areas of the State. Provides that specified requirements apply to approved federally qualified health centers. Includes additional information that must be posted on signage at each public entrance to an approved federally qualified health center if it is not open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Prohibits approved federally qualified health centers from billing sexual assault survivors directly for certain services. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a sexual assault survivor who is not the subscriber or primary policyholder of the sexual assault survivor's insurance policy may opt out of billing the sexual assault survivor's private insurance provider. Provides that if the sexual assault survivor opts out of billing the sexual assault survivor's private insurance provider, then the bill for medical forensic services shall be sent to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services' Sexual Assault Emergency Treatment Program for reimbursement for the services provided to the sexual assault survivor. Adds a member to the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Services Implementation Task Force. Requires the Task Force's report to the General Assembly to be submitted by January 1, 2024 (rather than January 1, 2023) and to include additional specified information. Provides that the provisions regarding the Task Force are repealed on January 1, 2025 (rather than January 1, 2024).
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the engrossed bill with the following changes. Removes language requiring specified medical forensic services to be provided by a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse who has received specified training. Provides that, if a federally qualified health center's treatment plan is terminated, the federally qualified health center must submit to the Department for approval, before providing medical forensic services, a new treatment plan and a list of qualified medical providers to ensure coverage for the days and hours of operation. Provides that a federally qualified health center must employ a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Coordinator who is a qualified medical provider and a Medical Director who is a qualified medical provider. Provides that an approved federally qualified health center must report each instance that a sexual assault survivor is transferred to a treatment hospital, treatment hospital with approved pediatric transfer, or an approved pediatric health care facility to the Department within 24 hours of the transfer, in a form and manner prescribed by the Department, including the reason for the transfer. Provides that each approved federally qualified health center shall ensure that specified physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses, and registered professional nurses receive specified sexual assault training and continuing education. Provides that sexual assault training provided under the provisions may be provided in person or online and shall include specified information. Provides that an approved federally qualified health center that has a memorandum of understanding with a rape crisis center must notify the rape crisis center immediately if medical forensic services are not available during the approved federally qualified health center's hours of operation or if the approved federally qualified health center's treatment plan is terminated by the Department. Provides that changes to specified provisions are effective immediately. Makes other changes.