Dating violence bill florida
In order to prevent domestic violence and promote the well-being of their patients, healthcare professionals in all settings should take the initiative to properly assess all women for abuse during each visit and, for those women who are or may be victims, to offer education, counseling, and referral information.
Victims of domestic violence suffer emotional, psychological, and physical abuse, all of which can result in both acute and chronic signs and symptoms of physical and mental disease, illness, and injury.
Accordingly, it is essential that healthcare professionals are taught to recognize and accurately interpret behaviors associated with domestic violence.
The bill was passed by Florida legislature, 25-14, on Wednesday and now awaits the signature of pro-life Governor Rick Scott. Modeled after the federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act signed by President George W. Should this bill be signed into law, Florida will become the 23rd state to have such a law in place.
"What Native American women experience is every bit as horrific as what many women around the world in lesser developed countries experience," said Stewart.
Existing laws allow for victims of violence to receive immigration visas and the reauthorized bill would recapture visas that weren't used in the first years of the program because people didn't understand how it worked.
The Violence Against Women Act (Vawa) provides financing to programs that work to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as well as offer support to victims.
The bill was approved for reauthorization by the Senate in April, but failed to make it through the House before the year-end congressional deadline.