senate Bill S713

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a notification of death hotline in the department of social services for purposes of timely ceasing public assistance payments

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jan 05, 2011 referred to health

S713 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4148, Pub Health L; amd §17, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1458

S713 - Summary

Establishes a notification of death hotline in the department of social services for purposes of timely ceasing public assistance payments upon the death of a recipient of such assistance.

S713 - Sponsor Memo

S713 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   713

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the social  services  law,  in
  relation  to notification of death of persons receiving public assist-
  ance

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
4148 to read as follows:
  S 4148. NOTIFICATION OF DEATH; PERSONS RECEIVING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. 1.
FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "COMPETENT PERSON ACQUAINTED WITH
THE FACTS OF SUCH DEATH" SHALL MEAN:
  A. THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR, UNDERTAKER OR PERSON  HAVING  CHARGE  OF  THE
BODY WHEN DEATH OCCURS WITHOUT MEDICAL ATTENTION; OR
  B.  THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN OR HOSPITAL WHEN DEATH OCCURS WITH MEDICAL
ATTENTION OR IN A HOSPITAL.
  2. UPON THE DEATH OF ANY PERSON, A COMPETENT  PERSON  ACQUAINTED  WITH
THE  FACTS  OF SUCH DEATH SHALL, WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF SUCH DEATH,
NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL  SERVICES  REGARDING  SUCH  DEATH.  SUCH
NOTIFICATION SHALL BE MADE VIA THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES WEBPAGE
ON THE INTERNET OR BY USE OF A TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER ESTABLISHED BY
THE  COMMISSIONER  OF  SOCIAL  SERVICES  PURSUANT  TO SUBDIVISION (I) OF
SECTION SEVENTEEN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.  SUCH  NOTIFICATION  SHALL
INCLUDE THE NAME, ADDRESS, BIRTH DATE AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OF SUCH
DECEASED PERSON.
  S  2.  Subdivision  (i)  of  section 17 of the social services law, as
relettered by section 1 of part K-3 of chapter 57 of the laws  of  2007,
is relettered subdivision (j) and a new subdivision (i) is added to read
as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01995-01-1

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