senate Bill S6344

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Assists mandated reporters of child abuse or maltreatment to maintain the child's safety

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Jan 15, 2014 referred to children and families

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S6344 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8430
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §422, Soc Serv L

S6344 - Summary

Assists mandated reporters of child abuse or maltreatment to maintain the child's safety.

S6344 - Sponsor Memo

S6344 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 6344                                                  A. 8430

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and
  Families

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Children and Families

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  social  services  law, in relation to assisting
  mandated reporters of child abuse  or  maltreatment  to  maintain  the
  child's safety

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

  Section 1. The second  undesignated  paragraph  of  paragraph  (A)  of
subdivision  4  of section 422 of the social services law, as amended by
section 6 of part D of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  After a child, other than a child in residential care, who is reported
to  the  central  register  of  abuse or maltreatment reaches the age of
eighteen years, access to a child's record under subparagraphs  (a)  and
(b) of this paragraph shall be permitted only if a sibling or off-spring
of  such  child is before such person and is a suspected victim of child
abuse or maltreatment. In addition, a person  or  official  required  to
make  a  report  of  suspected  child  abuse or maltreatment pursuant to
section four hundred  thirteen  of  this  chapter  shall  receive,  upon
request,  the  findings of an investigation made pursuant to this title.
However, no information may be released unless the person or  official's
identity  is  confirmed by the office. [If the request for such informa-
tion is made prior to the completion of an investigation  of  a  report,
the  released  information  shall  be  limited  to whether the report is
"indicated", "unfounded" or "under investigation",  whichever  the  case
may  be.]  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF LAW, WITHIN THIRTY
CALENDAR DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF A REPORT  OF  SUSPECTED  CHILD  ABUSE  OR
MALTREATMENT  FROM  A  PERSON OR OFFICIAL REQUIRED TO MAKE SUCH A REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR  HUNDRED  THIRTEEN  OF  THIS  TITLE,  A  COUNTY
DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PROVIDE  THE  FOLLOWING  INFORMATION  TO THE MANDATED

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

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