senate Bill S4751A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands the persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected child abuse

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 06, 2014 signed chap.205
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.111
substituted for a421c
referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 02, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 4751b
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 02, 2014 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 25, 2014 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 03, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 27, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 26, 2014 1st report cal.184
Feb 10, 2014 print number 4751a
amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 08, 2014 referred to children and families
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 04, 2013 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2013 1st report cal.785
Apr 22, 2013 referred to children and families

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Feb 26, 2014 - Children and Families committee Vote

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Children and Families Committee Vote: Feb 26, 2014

May 29, 2013 - Children and Families committee Vote

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Committee Vote: May 29, 2013

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S4751 - Bill Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, Soc Serv L

S4751 - Bill Texts

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Expands the persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected child abuse; requires coursework for reporting child abuse and maltreatment for persons holding temporary coaching licenses or professional coaching certificates.

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BILL NUMBER:S4751

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to expanding the persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected
child abuse

PURPOSE:

To require school athletic directors, and school personnel or other
persons required to hold a temporary coaching license or professional
coaching certificate to report cases of suspected child abuse.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of
the social services law to add school athletic directors, and school
personnel or other persons required to hold a temporary coaching
license or professional coaching certificate to the list of mandated
reporters.

Section two provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

School coaches and athletic directors are often in the position to
observe children for signs of abuse, Coaches develop close, trusting
relationships with their players, making it likely that a child would
confide in their coach.

The current law is ambiguous as to whether individuals in these
positions are mandated reporters. This legislation will clarify their
duty to report suspected abuse, and also protect them from civil
liability resulting from reports that are proven unfounded.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

A.8901A of 2012 referred to children and families. Same as S.7350A
(Saland) of 2012 committed to rules.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4751

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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  expanding  the
  persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected child abuse

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of the social
services law, as amended by chapter 91 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  The  following  persons  and  officials are required to report or
cause a report to be made in accordance with this title when  they  have
reasonable  cause  to  suspect  that a child coming before them in their
professional or official capacity is an abused or maltreated  child,  or
when  they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or
maltreated child where the parent, guardian, custodian or  other  person
legally  responsible  for  such child comes before them in their profes-
sional or official capacity and states from  personal  knowledge  facts,
conditions or circumstances which, if correct, would render the child an
abused  or maltreated child: any physician; registered physician assist-
ant; surgeon; medical  examiner;  coroner;  dentist;  dental  hygienist;
osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian; licensed creative arts therapist;  licensed  marriage  and  family
therapist;  licensed  mental  health  counselor; licensed psychoanalyst;
hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care or treat-
ment of persons; a  Christian  Science  practitioner;  school  official,
which  includes  but  is  not limited to school teacher, school guidance
counselor, school psychologist,  school  social  worker,  school  nurse,
school administrator or other school personnel required to hold a teach-
ing  or administrative license or certificate; SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR;
SCHOOL PERSONNEL OR OTHER PERSON REQUIRED TO HOLD A  TEMPORARY  COACHING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05059-02-3

S. 4751                             2

LICENSE  OR  PROFESSIONAL  COACHING CERTIFICATE; social services worker;
director of a children's overnight camp, summer day  camp  or  traveling
summer  day  camp, as such camps are defined in section thirteen hundred
ninety-two  of the public health law; day care center worker; school-age
child care worker; provider of family or group family day care; employee
or volunteer in a residential care facility defined in subdivision  four
of  section  four hundred twelve-a of this title or any other child care
or foster care worker; mental health professional; substance abuse coun-
selor; alcoholism counselor; all persons credentialed by the  office  of
alcoholism  and substance abuse services; peace officer; police officer;
district attorney or assistant district attorney; investigator  employed
in the office of a district attorney; or other law enforcement official.
  S  2.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  1 of section 413 of the social
services law, as amended by section 3 of part D of chapter  501  of  the
laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The  following  persons  and  officials are required to report or
cause a report to be made in accordance with this title when  they  have
reasonable  cause  to  suspect  that a child coming before them in their
professional or official capacity is an abused or maltreated  child,  or
when  they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or
maltreated child where the parent, guardian, custodian or  other  person
legally  responsible  for  such child comes before them in their profes-
sional or official capacity and states from  personal  knowledge  facts,
conditions or circumstances which, if correct, would render the child an
abused  or maltreated child: any physician; registered physician assist-
ant; surgeon; medical  examiner;  coroner;  dentist;  dental  hygienist;
osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian; licensed creative arts therapist;  licensed  marriage  and  family
therapist;  licensed  mental  health  counselor; licensed psychoanalyst;
hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care or treat-
ment of persons; a  Christian  Science  practitioner;  school  official,
which  includes  but  is  not limited to school teacher, school guidance
counselor, school psychologist,  school  social  worker,  school  nurse,
school administrator or other school personnel required to hold a teach-
ing  or administrative license or certificate; SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR;
SCHOOL PERSONNEL OR OTHER PERSON REQUIRED TO HOLD A  TEMPORARY  COACHING
LICENSE  OR  PROFESSIONAL  COACHING CERTIFICATE; social services worker;
director of a children's overnight camp, summer day  camp  or  traveling
summer  day  camp, as such camps are defined in section thirteen hundred
ninety-two of the public health law; day care center worker;  school-age
child  care  worker; provider of family or group family day care; or any
other child care or foster  care  worker;  mental  health  professional;
substance  abuse  counselor;  alcoholism  counselor; all persons creden-
tialed by the office of alcoholism and substance abuse  services;  peace
officer;  police officer; district attorney or assistant district attor-
ney; investigator employed in the office  of  a  district  attorney;  or
other law enforcement official.
  S  3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that:
section two of this act shall take effect on the same date  and  in  the
same  manner  as section 3 of part D of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012,
takes effect.

Co-Sponsors

S4751A - Bill Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, Soc Serv L

S4751A - Bill Texts

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Expands the persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected child abuse; requires coursework for reporting child abuse and maltreatment for persons holding temporary coaching licenses or professional coaching certificates.

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BILL NUMBER:S4751A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to expanding the persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected
child abuse

PURPOSE:

To require school athletic directors, and school personnel or other
persons required to hold a temporary coaching license or professional
coaching certificate to report cases of suspected child abuse.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of
the social services law to add school athletic directors, and school
personnel or other persons required to hold a temporary coaching
license or professional coaching certificate to the list of mandated
reporters.

Section three provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

School coaches and athletic directors are often in the position to
observe children for signs of abuse, Coaches develop close, trusting
relationships with their players, making it likely that a child would
confide in their coach.

The current law is ambiguous as to whether individuals in these
positions are mandated reporters. This legislation will clarify their
duty to report suspected abuse, and also protect them from civil
liability resulting from reports that are proven unfounded.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

A.8901A of 2012 referred to children and families. Same as S.7350A
(Saland) of 2012 committed to rules.
2013: Referred to Children and Families/A421A Print number 421A

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4751--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and  Families  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Children and Families in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law, in relation to expanding the
  persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected child abuse

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of the social
services  law,  as  amended by section 3 of part D of chapter 501 of the
laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) The following persons and officials  are  required  to  report  or
cause  a  report to be made in accordance with this title when they have
reasonable cause to suspect that a child coming  before  them  in  their
professional  or  official capacity is an abused or maltreated child, or
when they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused  or
maltreated  child  where the parent, guardian, custodian or other person
legally responsible for such child comes before them  in  their  profes-
sional  or  official  capacity and states from personal knowledge facts,
conditions or circumstances which, if correct, would render the child an
abused or maltreated child: any physician; registered physician  assist-
ant;  surgeon;  medical  examiner;  coroner;  dentist; dental hygienist;
osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian;  licensed  creative  arts  therapist; licensed marriage and family
therapist; licensed mental  health  counselor;  licensed  psychoanalyst;
hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care or treat-
ment  of  persons;  a  Christian  Science practitioner; school official,
which includes but is not limited to  school  teacher,  school  guidance
counselor,  school  psychologist,  school  social  worker, school nurse,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05059-04-4

S. 4751--A                          2

school administrator or other school personnel required to hold a teach-
ing or administrative license or certificate; SCHOOL ATHLETIC  DIRECTOR;
SCHOOL  PERSONNEL  OR OTHER PERSON REQUIRED TO HOLD A TEMPORARY COACHING
LICENSE  OR  PROFESSIONAL  COACHING CERTIFICATE; social services worker;
director of a children's overnight camp, summer day  camp  or  traveling
summer  day  camp, as such camps are defined in section thirteen hundred
ninety-two of the public health law; day care center worker;  school-age
child  care  worker; provider of family or group family day care; or any
other child care or foster  care  worker;  mental  health  professional;
substance  abuse  counselor;  alcoholism  counselor; all persons creden-
tialed by the office of alcoholism and substance abuse  services;  peace
officer;  police officer; district attorney or assistant district attor-
ney; investigator employed in the office  of  a  district  attorney;  or
other law enforcement official.
  S  2.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  1 of section 413 of the social
services law, as amended by chapter 554 of the laws of 2013, is  amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  The  following  persons  and  officials are required to report or
cause a report to be made in accordance with this title when  they  have
reasonable  cause  to  suspect  that a child coming before them in their
professional or official capacity is an abused or maltreated  child,  or
when  they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or
maltreated child where the parent, guardian, custodian or  other  person
legally  responsible  for  such child comes before them in their profes-
sional or official capacity and states from  personal  knowledge  facts,
conditions or circumstances which, if correct, would render the child an
abused  or maltreated child: any physician; registered physician assist-
ant; surgeon; medical  examiner;  coroner;  dentist;  dental  hygienist;
osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian; licensed creative arts therapist;  licensed  marriage  and  family
therapist;  licensed  mental  health  counselor; licensed psychoanalyst;
licensed behavior analyst; certified behavior analyst assistant;  hospi-
tal  personnel  engaged in the admission, examination, care or treatment
of persons; a Christian Science  practitioner;  school  official,  which
includes  but  is not limited to school teacher, school guidance counse-
lor, school psychologist, school social  worker,  school  nurse,  school
administrator  or  other school personnel required to hold a teaching or
administrative license or certificate; SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR;  SCHOOL
PERSONNEL  OR OTHER PERSON REQUIRED TO HOLD A TEMPORARY COACHING LICENSE
OR PROFESSIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATE; social services  worker;  director
of  a children's overnight camp, summer day camp or traveling summer day
camp, as such camps are defined in section thirteen  hundred  ninety-two
of  the public health law; day care center worker; school-age child care
worker; provider of family or group family day care; or any other  child
care  or foster care worker; mental health professional; substance abuse
counselor; alcoholism counselor; all persons credentialed by the  office
of  alcoholism and substance abuse services; peace officer; police offi-
cer; district attorney  or  assistant  district  attorney;  investigator
employed  in the office of a district attorney; or other law enforcement
official.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however,  that:
section  two  of  this act shall take effect on the same date and in the
same manner as chapter 554 of the laws of 2013, takes effect.

Co-Sponsors

S4751B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, Soc Serv L

S4751B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Expands the persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected child abuse; requires coursework for reporting child abuse and maltreatment for persons holding temporary coaching licenses or professional coaching certificates.

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BILL NUMBER:S4751B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to expanding the persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected
child abuse; and to amend the education law, in relation to coursework
for reporting child abuse and maltreatment for persons holding
temporary coaching licenses or professional coaching certificates

PURPOSE:

To require full or part-time compensated school employees required to
hold a temporary coaching license or professional coaching certificate
to report cases of suspected child abuse.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of
the social services law, as amended by chapter 554 of the laws of
2013, to add a full or part-time compensated school employee required
to hold a temporary coaching license or professional coaching
certificate to the list of mandated reporters.

Section two amends subdivision 5-a of section 488 of the social
services law, as amended by chapter 8 of the laws of 2014, to add any
full or part-time compensated school employee required to hold a
temporary coaching license or professional coaching certificate to the
definition of human services professional.

Section three amends the education law by adding a new section 3036 to
require the commissioner of education to prescribe regulations
requiring that all persons currently holding a temporary coaching
license or a professional coaching certificate and persons applying
for such license or certificate shall, in addition to all the other
licensure or certification requirements, have completed two hours of
coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of
child abuse and maltreatment as described in the section. Each
applicant shall provide the department of education with documentation
showing that he or she has completed the required training.

Section four provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

School coaches are often in a position to observe children for signs
of abuse. Coaches develop close, trusting relationships with their
players, making it likely that a child would confide in his or her
coach.

The current law is ambiguous as to whether individuals in these
positions are mandated reporters. This legislation will clarify that
coaches who are paid employees of the school district have a duty to
report suspected abuse, and as with all mandated reporters, will be
protected from civil liability resulting from reports that are proven
unfounded. By requiring the commissioner of education to prescribe
regulations to complete two hours of coursework or training regarding
the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment, we


provide the coaches with the tools to assist them to identify and
report suspected child abuse and maltreatment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

A.8901A of 2012 referred to children and families. Same as S.7350A
(Saland) of 2012 committed to rules.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
sections one and two of this act shall take effect on July 1, 2015;
provided, further that if chapter 554 of the laws of 2013 shall not
have taken effect on or before such date then section one of this act
shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as such
chapter of the laws of 2013, take effect; and provided that if chapter
B of the laws of 2014 shall not have taken effect on or before such
date then section two of this act shall take effect on the same date
and in the same manner as such chapter of the laws of 2014, take
effect.

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

                                 4751--B
    Cal. No. 184

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LANZA, GALLIVAN, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children
  and Families -- recommitted to the Committee on Children and  Families
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered  to  first  and
  second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and deliv-
  ered  to  the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law, in relation to expanding the
  persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected child abuse;  and
  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to coursework for reporting
  child abuse and maltreatment for persons  holding  temporary  coaching
  licenses or professional coaching certificates

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of the social
services law, as amended by chapter 554 of the laws of 2013, is  amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  The  following  persons  and  officials are required to report or
cause a report to be made in accordance with this title when  they  have
reasonable  cause  to  suspect  that a child coming before them in their
professional or official capacity is an abused or maltreated  child,  or
when  they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or
maltreated child where the parent, guardian, custodian or  other  person
legally  responsible  for  such child comes before them in their profes-
sional or official capacity and states from  personal  knowledge  facts,
conditions or circumstances which, if correct, would render the child an
abused  or maltreated child: any physician; registered physician assist-
ant; surgeon; medical  examiner;  coroner;  dentist;  dental  hygienist;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05059-11-4

S. 4751--B                          2

osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian; licensed creative arts therapist;  licensed  marriage  and  family
therapist;  licensed  mental  health  counselor; licensed psychoanalyst;
licensed behavior analyst; certified behavior analyst assistant;  hospi-
tal  personnel  engaged in the admission, examination, care or treatment
of persons; a Christian Science  practitioner;  school  official,  which
includes  but  is not limited to school teacher, school guidance counse-
lor, school psychologist, school social  worker,  school  nurse,  school
administrator  or  other school personnel required to hold a teaching or
administrative license or certificate;  FULL  OR  PART-TIME  COMPENSATED
SCHOOL EMPLOYEE REQUIRED TO HOLD A TEMPORARY COACHING LICENSE OR PROFES-
SIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATE; social services worker; director of a chil-
dren's  overnight camp, summer day camp or traveling summer day camp, as
such camps are defined in section thirteen  hundred  ninety-two  of  the
public health law; day care center worker; school-age child care worker;
provider  of family or group family day care; or any other child care or
foster care worker; mental health professional; substance abuse  counse-
lor;  alcoholism  counselor;  all  persons credentialed by the office of
alcoholism and substance abuse services; peace officer; police  officer;
district  attorney or assistant district attorney; investigator employed
in the office of a district attorney; or other law enforcement official.
  S 2. Subdivision 5-a of section 488 of the  social  services  law,  as
amended by chapter 8 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  5-a.  "Human  services professional" shall mean any: physician; regis-
tered physician assistant; surgeon; medical examiner; coroner;  dentist;
dental  hygienist;  osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;
resident; intern; psychologist;  registered  nurse;  licensed  practical
nurse;  nurse practitioner; social worker; emergency medical technician;
licensed creative arts therapist; licensed marriage  and  family  thera-
pist; licensed mental health counselor; licensed psychoanalyst; licensed
behavior   analyst;   certified  behavior  analyst  assistant;  licensed
speech/language pathologist or audiologist; licensed physical therapist;
licensed occupational  therapist;  hospital  personnel  engaged  in  the
admission,  examination, care or treatment of persons; Christian Science
practitioner; school official, which includes  but  is  not  limited  to
school  teacher,  school guidance counselor, school psychologist, school
social worker,  school  nurse,  school  administrator  or  other  school
personnel  required  to  hold  a  teaching  or administrative license or
certificate; FULL OR PART-TIME COMPENSATED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE  REQUIRED  TO
HOLD  A TEMPORARY COACHING LICENSE OR PROFESSIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATE;
social services worker; any other child  care  or  foster  care  worker;
mental  health  professional; person credentialed by the office of alco-
holism and substance abuse  services;  peace  officer;  police  officer;
district  attorney or assistant district attorney; investigator employed
in the office of a district attorney; or other law enforcement official.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3036 to read
as follows:
  S 3036. COURSEWORK FOR REPORTING  CHILD  ABUSE  AND  MALTREATMENT  FOR
THOSE  WITH COACHING LICENSES OR COACHING CERTIFICATES. 1. NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  PRESCRIBE  REGU-
LATIONS  REQUIRING THAT ALL PERSONS CURRENTLY HOLDING A TEMPORARY COACH-
ING LICENSE OR A PROFESSIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATE AND PERSONS  APPLYING
FOR  SUCH  LICENSE  OR  CERTIFICATE  SHALL, IN ADDITION TO ALL THE OTHER
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS, HAVE  COMPLETED  TWO  HOURS  OF
COURSEWORK  OR  TRAINING  REGARDING  THE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING OF

S. 4751--B                          3

CHILD ABUSE AND  MALTREATMENT.  THE  COURSEWORK  OR  TRAINING  SHALL  BE
OBTAINED  FROM AN INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE
DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE SUCH COURSEWORK OR  TRAINING.  THE  COURSEWORK  OR
TRAINING SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL
INDICATORS  OF  CHILD ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT AND THE STATUTORY REPORTING
REQUIREMENTS SET OUT IN SECTIONS  FOUR  HUNDRED  THIRTEEN  THROUGH  FOUR
HUNDRED TWENTY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
WHEN  AND  HOW A REPORT MUST BE MADE, WHAT OTHER ACTIONS THE REPORTER IS
MANDATED OR AUTHORIZED TO TAKE, THE LEGAL  PROTECTIONS  AFFORDED  REPOR-
TERS,  AND  THE CONSEQUENCES FOR FAILING TO REPORT. EACH APPLICANT SHALL
PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT WITH DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THAT  HE  OR  SHE  HAS
COMPLETED THE REQUIRED TRAINING.
  2. PERSONS CURRENTLY HOLDING A TEMPORARY COACHING LICENSE OR A PROFES-
SIONAL  COACHING  CERTIFICATE  SHALL  MEET  THE  COURSEWORK  OR TRAINING
REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION NO LATER THAN
JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
sections  one  and  two  of  this act shall take effect on July 1, 2015;
provided, further that if chapter 554 of the laws of 2013 shall not have
taken effect on or before such date then section one of this  act  shall
take  effect  on the same date and in the same manner as such chapter of
the laws of 2013, takes effect; and provided that if chapter  8  of  the
laws  of  2014  shall  not have taken effect on or before such date then
section two of this act shall take effect on the same date  and  in  the
same manner as such chapter of the laws of 2014, takes effect.

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