senate Bill S7506

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the provision of 5 days of paid leave and counseling to child protective services employees investigating child abuse or maltreatment when the child dies from such abuse or maltreatment

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May 28, 2014 reported and committed to finance
May 15, 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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S7506 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง424-c, Soc Serv L

S7506 - Bill Texts

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Requires the provision of 5 days of paid leave and counseling to child protective services employees investigating child abuse or maltreatment when the child dies from such abuse or maltreatment.

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BILL NUMBER:S7506

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to paid leave and counseling for child protective services employees
when an abused or maltreated child dies

PURPOSE:

To give paid leave and counseling to child protective services
employees when an abused or maltreated child dies.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. adds a new section 424-c to the social services law that
would provide five days paid leave, and counseling to non-supervisory
child protective services employees when there is a child fatality in
a case of suspected child abuse, or maltreatment they are
investigating. This section further provides (b) that such leave shall
not be charged against any other leave the employee is otherwise
entitled to. Lastly this section provides that each local service
district shall offer every non-supervisory local child protective
services employee subject of this section counseling or psychological
assistance at no cost to the employee.

JUSTIFICATION:

While fatalities during child protective services investigations are
rare, they can be quite traumatic for all parties involved. This act
would allow child protective services employees paid leave and
counseling to cope with the traumatic experience of a child fatality
during an investigation that they experienced first hand.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Undetermined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7506

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 paid  leave  and
  counseling  for  child protective services employees when an abused or
  maltreated child dies

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
424-c to read as follows:
  S 424-C. PAID LEAVE AND COUNSELING;  DEATH  OF  ABUSED  OR  MALTREATED
CHILD. 1. (A) A NON-SUPERVISORY LOCAL CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES EMPLOYEE
THAT  IS INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT
SHALL RECEIVE FIVE DAYS OF PAID LEAVE IF THE CHILD  SUSPECTED  OF  BEING
ABUSED OR MALTREATED DIES WHEN THERE IS REASONABLE CAUSE TO SUSPECT THAT
THE  DEATH  WAS  THE  RESULT  OF  INJURIES  SUFFERED  FROM SUCH ABUSE OR
MALTREATMENT.
  (B) THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED PURSUANT TO THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL BE EXCUSED LEAVE AND SHALL NOT BE CHARGED AGAINST  ANY
OTHER LEAVE SUCH EMPLOYEE IS OTHERWISE ENTITLED TO.
  2.  EACH LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL OFFER EVERY NON-SUPERVI-
SORY LOCAL CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES EMPLOYEE SUBJECT TO SUBDIVISION ONE
OF THIS SECTION COUNSELING OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE IMMEDIATELY AFTER
THE DEATH OF THE CHILD. SUCH ASSISTANCE SHALL BE OFFERED AT NO  COST  TO
THE EMPLOYEE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15147-01-4

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