senate Bill S7812

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the issuance of guidance documents to certain state oversight agencies for meeting reporting requirements established by the justice center

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Jun 18, 2014 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1525
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 11, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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S7812 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10152
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง553, Exec L

S7812 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the issuance of guidance documents to certain state oversight agencies for meeting reporting requirements established by the justice center.

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BILL NUMBER:S7812

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the
powers and duties of the justice center

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to allow each state agency under the
jurisdiction of the Justice Center to establish unique guidance
documents reflecting the state agency's particular mission and
constituency.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivisions 26 and 27 of section 553 of the
executive law, as added by section 3 of part A of chapter 501 of the
laws of 2012, are amended and a new subdivision 28 is added which
requires state agencies which fall under the Justice Center to produce
current procedures and practices for recording and reporting
reportable incidents utilizing a set of core principles developed by
the Justice Center.

Section 2 establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The requirement for uniformity for the handling of incidents among the
six state agencies which fall under the jurisdiction of the Justice
Center has delayed its ability to issue guidance documents to
providers in a timely fashion. Due to the enormous differences in the
populations served, identical procedures are often impractical and
even contraindicated in certain cases. A set of core principles will
serve the purpose of creating consistency across state agencies
without encumbering the ability to produce timely and effective
procedures.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                  7812

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the powers and  duties
  of the justice center

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 26 and 27 of section 553 of the executive law,
as added by section 3 of part A of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012,  are
amended and a new subdivision 28 is added to read as follows:
  26.  To  review  the cost effectiveness of mental hygiene programs and
procedures provided for by law with particular attention to  efficiency,
effectiveness and economy in the management, supervision and delivery of
such programs. Such review may include but is not limited to: (a) deter-
mining  reasons for rising costs and possible means of controlling them;
(b) analyzing and comparing expenditures in mental hygiene to  determine
the  factors  associated with variations in costs; and (c) analyzing and
comparing achievements in selected  samples  to  determine  the  factors
associated  with variations in program success and their relationship to
mental hygiene costs; [and]
  27. In its discretion, to review the policies and  practices  relating
to  the  prevention  of abuse or neglect in facilities or provider agen-
cies, including staffing patterns of  various  service  models  and  the
supervision required to help ensure the safety of service recipients[.];
AND
  28.  TO  DEVELOP  GUIDANCE  DOCUMENTS  RELATING  TO THE PROCEDURES FOR
REVIEW OF REPORTABLE INCIDENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE
OF THIS SECTION. ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS SHALL BE  ADDRESSED  TO  EACH  STATE
OVERSIGHT  AGENCY IDENTIFIED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED
FIFTY OF THIS ARTICLE AND SHALL CONTAIN A UNIQUE SET OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR
EACH SUCH AGENCY TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION EACH SUCH AGENCY'S PARTICULAR
MISSION AND CONSTITUENCY. EACH SUCH AGENCY SHALL, AT THE REQUEST OF  THE
JUSTICE  CENTER, PRODUCE FOR THE JUSTICE CENTER'S REVIEW, CURRENT PROCE-
DURES AND PRACTICES UTILIZED IN RECORDING AND REPORTING REPORTABLE INCI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15467-02-4

S. 7812                             2

DENTS. TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY ACROSS STATE AGENCIES, THE  JUSTICE  CENTER
SHALL  DEVELOP  OR  IDENTIFY  A  UNIFORM  SET  OF  CORE PRINCIPALS TO BE
INCLUDED IN ANY GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS PRODUCED.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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