senate Bill S7212

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs persons required to report child abuse or maltreatment in their professional or official capacity to report parents who have been convicted of abusing a child or had their parental rights terminated

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.1006
May 06, 2014 referred to children and families

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May 28, 2014 - Children and Families committee Vote

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Children and Families Committee Vote: May 28, 2014

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S7212 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง413, Soc Serv L

S7212 - Summary

Directs persons required to report child abuse or maltreatment in their professional or official capacity to report parents who have been convicted of abusing a child or had their parental rights terminated and have given birth to or fathered another child.

S7212 - Sponsor Memo

S7212 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7212

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- 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  reports  of
  suspected child abuse or maltreatment by certain officials and persons

  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,  OR  WHEN  THEY  HAVE REASONABLE CAUSE TO
BELIEVE THAT A PARENT COMING BEFORE THEM IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL OR  OFFI-
CIAL  CAPACITY  HAS  BEEN  CONVICTED OF A CRIME RELATED TO PHYSICALLY OR
SEXUALLY ABUSING A CHILD AND SUCH PARENT HAS SUBSEQUENTLY GIVEN BIRTH TO
OR FATHERED A CHILD, OR HAS REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT A COURT HAS
PREVIOUSLY TERMINATED SUCH PARENT'S RIGHTS TO A CHILD FOR ANY CAUSE  AND
SUCH  PARENT  HAS  SUBSEQUENTLY  GIVEN BIRTH TO OR FATHERED A CHILD: any
physician; registered physician assistant;  surgeon;  medical  examiner;
coroner;  dentist;  dental hygienist; osteopath; optometrist; chiroprac-
tor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;  psychologist;  registered  nurse;
social  worker;  emergency  medical  technician;  licensed creative arts
therapist; licensed  marriage  and  family  therapist;  licensed  mental
health  counselor;  licensed  psychoanalyst;  licensed behavior analyst;
certified behavior analyst assistant; hospital personnel engaged in  the
admission,  examination,  care  or  treatment  of  persons;  a Christian
Science practitioner; school official, which includes but is not limited

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

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