senate Bill S6929

Requires notice be posted in programs subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, informing employees to call 911 during an emergency

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  • 02 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Summary

Requires notice be posted in programs subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, informing employees to call 911 during an emergency and directing them to make required reports relating to abuse or neglect to the justice center for the protection of people with special needs or to law enforcement.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7907
Versions:
S6929
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง31.11, Ment Hyg L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6929

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 2, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of provid-
  ers of service to people with developmental disabilities

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

  Section  1.  Section  31.11  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. FOR PROGRAMS LICENSED, CERTIFIED, OPERATED, AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY
THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, POSTING A VISIBLE
NOTICE IN A PUBLIC AREA VISIBLE TO EMPLOYEES INFORMING SUCH EMPLOYEES TO
CALL 911 IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. FURTHER, THE NOTICE SHALL  INFORM
EMPLOYEES  THAT,  PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW,
THEY SHALL REPORT TO THE JUSTICE CENTER FOR  THE  PROTECTION  OF  PEOPLE
WITH  SPECIAL NEEDS IF IT IS BELIEVED THAT ABUSE OR NEGLECT OF A SERVICE
RECIPIENT HAS OCCURRED;  AND  MAY  CONTACT  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  IF  IT  IS
BELIEVED  THAT  SUCH  ABUSE  OR NEGLECT CONSTITUTES A CRIME. SUCH NOTICE
SHALL CONTAIN THE PHONE NUMBER OF THE JUSTICE CENTER HOTLINE  AND  LOCAL
LAW ENFORCEMENT ENTITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11426-01-3

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