|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to children and families|
|Oct 02, 2013||referred to rules|
senate Bill S5943
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5943 - Details
S5943 - Summary
Requires child protective services to document home visits as part of a treatment plan, supervision and monitoring, pursuant to a court order, or on an emergency basis with photographs.
S5943 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5943 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring child protective services to document home visits with photographs PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide greater accountability and safety regarding caseworker visits to children in the child protective services and foster care system. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 states that this act shall be known and may be cited as "Marchella Pierce's Law". Section 2 amends subdivision 3 of section 421 of the social services law to require that every caseworker and child protective services employee who has contact with a child as part of a treatment plan or supervision and monitoring, document each such contact with a photograph taken of the child during such visit or contact. Such photograph shall be part of the confidential case record for such child and shall be subject to periodic review by the supervisor of the case.
S5943 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5943 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 2, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring child protective services to document home visits with photographs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Marchella Pierce's Law". S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 421 of the social services law, as amended by chapter 718 of the laws of 1986, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 110 of the laws of 1989 and the closing paragraph as amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows: 3. promulgate regulations setting forth requirements for the perform- ance by local social services departments of the duties and powers imposed and conferred upon them by the provisions of this title and of article ten of the family court act. Such regulations shall establish uniform requirements for the investigation of reports of child abuse or maltreatment under this title. The department shall also issue guide- lines which shall set forth the circumstances or conditions under which: (a) personal contact shall be made with the child named in the report and any other children in the same household, including interviewing such child or children absent the subject of the report whenever possi- ble and appropriate; (b) photographs of visible physical injuries or trauma of children who may be the victims of abuse or maltreatment shall be taken or arranged for; (c) medical examination of a child who may be a victim of abuse or maltreatment and documentation of findings of such examination, shall be required. The department shall promulgate regulations to establish standards for intervention, criteria for case closings, criteria for determining EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02005-01-3
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