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NY Anti-Torture Legislation Memorandum of Support

A.6665 (Gottfried)/S.4495 (Duane)

September 2011

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PHR strongly supports New York bill A.6665 (Gottfried) and S.4495 (Duane), An Act to amend the public health law, the education law and the labor law, in relation to prohibiting participation in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals, which will bar all health care professionals from participating in the torture or improper treatment and interrogation of prisoners, requires health care providers to report torture or improper treatment of prisoners to responsible authorities, and provides whistleblower protections for health care professionals who refuse to undertake prohibited acts and those who participate in investigations of lawbreaking.

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