senate Bill S2662

Directs the state interoperable and emergency communication board to establish a system for advance notification of 911 answering points of developmentally disabled

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  • 23 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Summary

Directs the state interoperable and emergency communication board to establish system for advance notification of 911 answering points of developmentally disabled present at certain residences and facilities.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2662
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง328, County L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S5263

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2662

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the county law, in relation to authoriz-
ing the advance notification to local and state safety answering points
on persons with developmental disabilities at certain locations

PURPOSE: This legislation will establish and implement a program that
authorizes the owner, resident of any residence or operator of any
facility that provides services to developmentally disabled persons to
provide any local or state safety answering point serving a resident or
a facility with information regarding the specific need of any person
with development disabilities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One - amends Section 328 of the county law by adding a new
subdivision 11 which creates a board with the Commissioner of Health and
the Commissioner of Developmental Disabilities. This board will estab-
lish and implement a program that authorizes the owner or resident of
any residence of the operator of any facility providing services to
developmentally disabled persons, to provide any local state safety
answering point serving such residence or facility with information of
the presence and specific need of any person with developmental disabil-
ities persons.

This facility will provide any local or state safety answering point
serving such residence or facility with information of the presence and
specific need of any persons with developmental disabilities upon the
premises. This information will only be used by emergency personnel if
there is an emergency involving the personal with developmental disabil-
ities.

Section Two - states this shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: A leading cause for concern for parents and care provid-
ers of children and adults with autism is that they have tendency to run
away or wander. Tragically, children and adults with autism are often
attracted to water sources such as pools, ponds, and lakes. Drowning is
a leading cause of death for a child or adult who has autism. Wandering
can also lead to high-risk field contacts with law enforcement or
members of the public.

This legislation will help ensure the safety of and lower the risk for a
child or adult with special needs from having an unfortunate encounter
with first responders, by allowing parents and care providers to be
proactive and inform first responders of the person in their cares
specific special needs.

By having local 911-call centers red flag specific information in their
911-computer database about the special needs of residents. 911 opera-
tors will be able to alert the first responder before they arrive with

key information that can improve the response. When we provide law
enforcement with information before an incident occurs, we can expect
better responses.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 6/16/11 Passed the Senate 1/4/12 Referred to Local
Government

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2662

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to authorizing  the  advance
  notification  to  local  and  state safety answering points on persons
  with developmental disabilities at certain locations

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  328 of the county law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. THE BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM, IN CONSULTATION
WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH AND THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES, WHICH AUTHORIZES THE OWNER OR RESIDENT OF ANY RESIDENCE OR
THE OPERATOR OF ANY FACILITY PROVIDING SERVICES TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISA-
BLED PERSONS, TO PROVIDE ANY LOCAL OR STATE SAFETY ANSWERING POINT SERV-
ING  SUCH  RESIDENCE  OR  FACILITY  WITH INFORMATION OF THE PRESENCE AND
SPECIFIC NEED OF ANY PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES  UPON  THE
PREMISES.  ALL  SUCH  INFORMATION  SHALL  BE  CONFIDENTIAL,  BUT  MAY BE
PROVIDED TO ANY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL  DISPATCHED  TO  SUCH  RESIDENCE  OR
FACILITY IN RESPONSE TO AN EMERGENCY CALL.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07293-01-3

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