senate Bill S5299

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes within the department of mental hygiene a registry of persons terminated from employment for abuse, neglect or mistreatment of mentally disabled persons

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S5299 - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง5.11, Ment Hyg L

S5299 - Summary

Establishes within the department of mental hygiene a statewide central registry of persons terminated from employment for abuse, neglect or mistreatment of mentally ill or developmentally disabled persons.

S5299 - Sponsor Memo

S5299 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5299

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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  establishing  a
  statewide  central registry of employees of mental health and develop-
  mental disability facilities terminated  from  employment  for  abuse,
  neglect or mistreatment

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

  Section 1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section
5.11 to read as follows:
S 5.11 STATEWIDE  CENTRAL  REGISTRY  OF  EMPLOYEES TERMINATED FOR ABUSE,
         NEGLECT OR MISTREATMENT.
  (A) THE COMMISSIONERS OF MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES
SHALL JOINTLY ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN, WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT, A STATEWIDE
CENTRAL REGISTRY OF PERSONS, WHO ARE OR WERE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACK-
GROUND  HISTORY  CHECK  PURSUANT  TO  LAW,  AND WHO WERE TERMINATED FROM
EMPLOYMENT BY ANY FACILITY LICENSED,  REGISTERED  OR  CERTIFIED  BY  THE
OFFICE  OF  MENTAL  HEALTH  OR  THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES ON THE BASIS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT OR MISTREATMENT. THE  REGIS-
TRY  SHALL  MAINTAIN  SUCH  INFORMATION  AS  THE COMMISSIONERS OF MENTAL
HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SHALL REQUIRE INCLUDING THE  NAME,
ADDRESS,  DATE  OF BIRTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OF THE PERSON TERMI-
NATED FROM EMPLOYMENT; THE NAME, ADDRESS AND  TELEPHONE  NUMBER  OF  THE
TERMINATING  FACILITY;  THE  DATE  AND  REASONS FOR TERMINATION; AND THE
TYPES AND DISPOSITIONS OF ALL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST SUCH PERSON RELATED TO
THE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT.
  (B) EACH FACILITY SHALL TRANSMIT  THE  REQUISITE  INFORMATION  TO  THE
REGISTRY NOT LATER THAN THE FIFTEENTH CALENDAR DAY FOLLOWING TERMINATION
OF EMPLOYMENT OF ANY PERSON FOR ABUSE, NEGLECT OR MISTREATMENT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11345-01-1

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