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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to children and families|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S417
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S417 - Details
S417 - Summary
Provides for notification to the state when a foster home is decertified, not renewed or a child is removed; requires evaluation to determine if certificate should be issued and the home be re-opened.
S417 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S417 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to foster home decertification, application for recertification, authorization for non-renewal, notice of removal of a child, and other required notices PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To protect foster children from being placed in a home which has previously been found to be unsuitable for providing care. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 and 2 amend sections 376 and 377 of the social Services Law, by requiring that when an agency or local social services commissioner is screening a prospective foster parent to be certified or licensed, the agency or local commissioner must determine whether the applicant has ever been a foster parent before, and, if so, whether the certificate or license was revoked, not renewed, or a child was removed from the home. If any of these instances have occurred, the agency or commissioner must evaluate the circumstances and the reason(s) for such action, to determine whether a certificate should be issued and the home reopened.
S417 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 417 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to foster home decertification, application for recertification, authorization for non-renewal, notice of removal of a child, and other required notices THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 376 of the social services law, as amended by chapter 677 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: 1. An authorized agency which shall board out any [child/or] CHILD AND/OR minor under the age of eighteen years shall issue to the person receiving such child and/or minor for board a certificate to receive, board or keep a [child/or] CHILD AND/OR minor under the age of eighteen years. Prior to issuing such certificate, the agency shall require that an applicant set forth: his or her employment history, provide personal and employment references and sign a sworn statement indicating whether the applicant, to the best of his or her knowledge, has ever been convicted of a crime in this state or any other jurisdiction. THE AGEN- CY SHALL DETERMINE WHETHER THE APPLICANT HAS EVER HELD SUCH A CERTIF- ICATE, OR A LICENSE OR APPROVAL AND, IF SO, WHETHER THE CERTIFICATE, LICENSE OR APPROVAL WAS REVOKED, NOT RENEWED, OR A CHILD WAS REMOVED FROM THE HOME, AND THE REASON THEREFOR. IN SUCH INSTANCES, THE AGENCY SHALL EVALUATE THE CIRCUMSTANCES, PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE, TO DETERMINE WHETHER A CERTIFICATE SHOULD BE ISSUED AND THE HOME RE-OPENED. Not until all inquiries are completed and evaluated shall the agency cause such certificate to be issued. S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 377 of the social services law, as amended by chapter 677 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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