|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to social services|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to social services|
senate Bill S362
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S362 - Details
S362 - Summary
Relates to filing and investigation of reports alleging educational neglect; requires a hearing prior to filing a report with the local social services department and requires that the report be expunged where the report is determined to be unfounded.
S362 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S362 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to reports of educational neglect by school districts PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To promote the efficient administration of neglect proceedings. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 8 of section 34-a of the social services law. Section 2 amends paragraph c of subdivision 5 of section 422 of the social services law. Section 3 is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: An investigation into an allegation of educational neglect is administered by the State in the same manner as an allegation of maltreatment, physical abuse or sexual abuse. In all cases a call is made to the Statewide Central Registry (SCR), and if the report is accepted, an investigation commences. That investigation can be determined to be "unfounded" if the facts don't corroborate the allegation, or can be "indicated" if there is credible evidence that the child is endangered. All indicated reports are maintained by the SCR, and the information
S362 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 362 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- 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 reports of educational neglect by school districts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 34-a of the social services law, as added by chapter 543 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 8. The commissioner of the office of children and family services shall, in conjunction with the commissioner of education, develop model practices and procedures for local social services districts and school districts regarding the reporting and investigation of educational neglect. SUCH POLICIES SHALL REQUIRE THAT A HEARING BY THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION, OR SUCH OTHER APPROPRIATE HEARING BODY, SHALL BE CONDUCTED AND CONCLUDED PRIOR TO THE FILING OF ANY REPORT WITH THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT ALLEGING EDUCATIONAL NEGLECT. Such model prac- tices and procedures shall be available to social services districts and school districts and shall be posted on the office of children and fami- ly services website and the state department of education website by September first, two thousand seven. Each social services district shall, in conjunction with local school districts within its district, submit written policies and procedures regarding the reporting of educa- tional neglect by each school district within such social services district and the investigation of educational neglect allegations by child protective services. Such policies and procedures shall be submit- ted to the office of children and family services for review by January first, two thousand eight and the office shall approve or disapprove such local policies and procedures, based upon the model practices and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02373-01-1
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