senate Bill S5324

Signed by Governor Amended

Relates to adult protective services

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 24 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 24 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5324A
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.815
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7642
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.371
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 09 / Oct / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 21 / Oct / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.408

Summary

Creates best practices guidelines for provisions of adult protective services.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5324
S5324A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง473, Soc Serv L

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BILL NUMBER:S5324

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to adult protective services

PURPOSE: To require a summary of adult protective services to be
included an annual report required pursuant to social services law,
and to require the development of best practices with respect to adult
protective services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill adds a new subdivision to section 473 of the
social services law relating to annual report on adult protective
services and requires the development of best practices for adult
protective services.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Section 473 of the social services law sets forth various adult
protective services. However, at this time, no "best practices" for
the provision of these services has been established in New York.
This legislation would require the development of such best practices
with the goal of identifying and implementing improved methods for the
delivery of adult protective services. This legislation will also
require a summary of the various adult protective services offered in
the state as well as relevant data on these services. The availability
of more data and the development of best practices will help identify
areas of improvement and lead to better protective services for our
adults.

BILL HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  5324

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to adult protective
  services

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

  Section 1. Section 473 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8.  (A)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PREPARE FOR INCLUSION IN THE ANNUAL
REPORT REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION (D) OF SECTION SEVENTEEN OF THIS  CHAPTER
TO  BE  FILED  WITH  THE  GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE PRIOR TO DECEMBER
FIFTEENTH OF EACH YEAR, A REPORT OF THE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED
BY SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIALS IN SOCIAL  SERVICES  DISTRICTS  WITHIN  THE
STATE  AS  REQUIRED  BY THIS SECTION. THE REPORT SHALL INCLUDE A LIST OF
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS WITHIN THE STATE TOGETHER WITH CONTACT  INFOR-
MATION  FOR  EACH.  FOR  EACH SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT WITHIN THE STATE,
SUCH REPORT SHALL ALSO INCLUDE AN INDICATION OF  THE  NUMBER  OF  ADULTS
THAT  HAVE  BEEN  PROVIDED  ADULT  PROTECTIVE SERVICES IN THAT REPORTING
PERIOD, A SUMMARY OF THE TYPES OF ADULT  PROTECTIVE  SERVICES  PROVIDED,
AND  THE  STATUS  OF  ANY  DISTRICT-WIDE PLAN FOR THE PROVISION OF ADULT
PROTECTIVE SERVICES.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING IMPROVED METHODS FOR THE  DELIVERY
OF  PROTECTIVE  SERVICES  FOR  ADULTS, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP BEST
PRACTICES, POLICIES,  PROTOCOLS  AND  PROCEDURES  WITH  RESPECT  TO  THE
PROVISION  OF  THE SERVICES REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION. IN DEVELOPING SUCH
BEST PRACTICES, POLICIES, PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES, THE  DEPARTMENT  MAY
CONSULT  WITH  SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICTS, SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIALS, AND
ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE STATE  OR  FEDERALLY  RECOGNIZED  AUTHORITIES  ON
MATTERS  PERTAINING  TO  ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES. SUCH BEST PRACTICES,
POLICIES, PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES SHALL BE DEVELOPED BY OR BEFORE JANU-
ARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, AND THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  POST  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11072-02-3

S. 5324                             2

SAME ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE AND OTHERWISE MAKE SUCH BEST PRACTICES,
POLICIES,   PROTOCOLS   AND  PROCEDURES  AVAILABLE  TO  SOCIAL  SERVICES
DISTRICTS WITHIN THE STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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