senate Bill S7667

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires written comments to be included in reports provided by local social services districts on the death of certain children

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A9702 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 29, 2014 approval memo.33
signed chap.544
Dec 17, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1622
substituted for s7667
Jun 19, 2014 substituted by a9702
ordered to third reading cal.1622
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 27, 2014 referred to social services


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S7667 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง20, Soc Serv L

S7667 - Summary

Requires written comments to be included in reports provided by local social services districts in reports on the death of certain children.

S7667 - Sponsor Memo

S7667 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 27, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  writ-
  ten  comments  to  be  included  in  reports  by local social services
  districts on the death of certain children


  Section  1. Subdivision 5 of section 20 of the social services law, as
amended by chapter 12 of the laws of 1996, paragraph (a) as  amended  by
section 1 of part D of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012 and paragraph (d)
as  amended  by  chapter  136 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as
  5. (a) In the case of the death of a child whose care and  custody  or
custody  and  guardianship has been transferred to an authorized agency,
other than a vulnerable person as defined  in  article  eleven  of  this
chapter, or the death of a child for whom any local department of social
services  has  an  open child protective services or preventive services
case, or in the case of a report made to the statewide central  register
of  child  abuse  and  maltreatment  involving the death of a child, the
office of children and family services shall (i) investigate or  provide
for  an investigation of the cause of and circumstances surrounding such
death, (ii) review such investigation, and (iii)  prepare  and  issue  a
report  on  such  death,  except where a report is issued by an approved
local or regional fatality review team in accordance with  section  four
hundred twenty-two-b of this chapter.
  (b)  Such  report  shall  include (i) the cause of death, whether from
natural or other causes, (ii)  identification  of  child  protective  or
other services provided or actions taken regarding such child and his or
her  family, (iii) any extraordinary or pertinent information concerning
the circumstances of the child's death, (iv) whether the  child  or  the
child's family had received assistance, care or services from the social
services district prior to such child's death, (v) any action or further
investigation  undertaken  by  the  department  or  by  the local social
services district since the death of the child, [and] (vi) as  appropri-

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


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