senate Bill S7006A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires providers of services for the developmentally disabled to perform certain duties

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2012 print number 7006b
amend and recommit to finance
Jun 06, 2012 reported and committed to finance
May 30, 2012 print number 7006a
amend and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
Apr 20, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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Jun 6, 2012 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S7006A
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jun 6, 2012

Bill Amendments

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S7006 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §31.11, Ment Hyg L

S7006 - Bill Texts

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Requires providers of services for the developmentally disabled to perform certain duties relating to providing an independent medical examination whenever an allegation of abuse or neglect of a child or adult is reported.

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BILL NUMBER:S7006

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of providers of
services for the developmentally disabled

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To require there must be an independent medical evaluation of an
individual who is developmentally disabled if there is an
allegation of abuse.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 31.11 of the Mental Hygiene Law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 6.

JUSTIFICATION:
Any time abuse of an individual who is disabled is
suspected, there is a medical evaluation. However, the group home or
non-profit agency often sends the client to a medical professional
who is affiliated with the group home or a medical professional who
is on the board of the home or non-profit agency. This legislation
would require that the medical evaluation be completed by a medical
professional who has no affiliation whatsoever with the organization.
In this way the evaluation is completely unbiased.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7006

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 20, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- 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 services for the developmentally disabled

  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.  PROVIDING AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION AT A HOSPITAL, URGENT
CARE OR SIMILAR INSTITUTION WHENEVER AN ALLEGATION OF ABUSE  OR  NEGLECT
OF A CHILD OR ADULT UNDER SUCH CARE IS REPORTED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14979-01-2

S7006A - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §31.11, Ment Hyg L

S7006A - Bill Texts

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Requires providers of services for the developmentally disabled to perform certain duties relating to providing an independent medical examination whenever an allegation of abuse or neglect of a child or adult is reported.

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BILL NUMBER:S7006A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of providers of
services for the developmentally disabled

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To require there must be an independent medical evaluation of an
individual who is developmentally disabled if there is an allegation
of abuse.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 31.11 of the Mental Hygiene Law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 6.

JUSTIFICATION:
Any time abuse of an individual who is disabled is suspected, there is
a medical evaluation. However, the group home or non-profit agency
often sends the client to a medical professional who is affiliated
with the group home or a medical professional who is on the board of
the home or non-profit agency.
This legislation would require that in cases where there is an
allegation of serious physical injury or sexual abuse, that the
medical evaluation be completed by a medical professional who has no
affiliation whatsoever with the organization. In this way the
evaluation is completely unbiased.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 7006--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 20, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of provid-
  ers of services for the developmentally disabled

  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.  PROVIDING AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION AT A HOSPITAL, URGENT
CARE  OR  SIMILAR INSTITUTION WHENEVER AN ALLEGATION OF SERIOUS PHYSICAL
INJURY OR SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD OR ADULT UNDER SUCH CARE IS REPORTED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14979-02-2

S7006B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §31.11, Ment Hyg L

S7006B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires providers of services for the developmentally disabled to perform certain duties relating to providing an independent medical examination whenever an allegation of abuse or neglect of a child or adult is reported.

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BILL NUMBER:S7006B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of providers of
services for the developmentally disabled

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To require there must be an independent medical evaluation of an
individual who is developmentally disabled if there is an allegation
of abuse.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 16.13 of the Mental Hygiene Law is amended by adding a new
subdivision (e).

JUSTIFICATION:
Any time abuse of an individual who is disabled is suspected, there is
a medical evaluation. However, the group home or non-profit agency
often sends the client to a medical professional who is affiliated
with the group home or a medical professional who is on the board of
the home or non-profit agency. This legislation would require that in
cases where there is an allegation of serious physical injury or
sexual abuse, that the medical evaluation be completed by a medical
professional who has no affiliation whatsoever with the organization.
In this way the evaluation is completely unbiased.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 7006--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 20, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported
  favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Finance  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of provid-
  ers of services for the developmentally disabled

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

  Section  1.  Section  16.13  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E) PROVIDING AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION AT A HOSPITAL, URGENT
CARE OR SIMILAR INSTITUTION WHENEVER AN ALLEGATION OF  SERIOUS  PHYSICAL
INJURY OR SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD OR ADULT UNDER SUCH CARE IS REPORTED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14979-04-2

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