|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
|Apr 24, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 25, 2013||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S3865
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S3865 - Details
S3865 - Summary
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.
S3865 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3865 REVISED 4/24/13 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 mentally 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: 2012 - A9619/S.7006 - Held in Assembly Mental Health/ Reported to Senate Finance FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Needs to be determined
S3865 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3865 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 25, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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. LBD07652-01-3
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