senate Bill S824A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts provisions relating to the reporting of child abuse

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2014 print number 824a
amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 08, 2014 referred to children and families
Jan 09, 2013 referred to children and families

S824 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, add Art 6 Title 6-B §§429-a - 429-d, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1308A
2009-2010: S1793

S824 - Summary

Enacts provisions relating to the reporting of child abuse; delineates what persons are required to report cases of suspected child abuse to law enforcement agencies; any person required to report or any clergy required to review records who willfully fails to do so shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor for the first offense, a class E felony for the second offense and a class D felony for the third offense or any subsequent offense; provides immunity for certain persons who in good faith made such reports to the wrong recipient.

S824 - Sponsor Memo

S824 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   824

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 the reporting of
  child abuse

  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 91 of the laws of 2011, 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: any physician; registered physician  assist-
ant;  surgeon;  medical  examiner;  coroner;  dentist; dental hygienist;
osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian;  licensed  creative  arts  therapist; licensed marriage and family
therapist; licensed mental  health  counselor;  licensed  psychoanalyst;
hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care or treat-
ment of persons; A MEMBER OF THE CLERGY; a Christian Science practition-
er;  school official, which includes but is not limited to school teach-
er,  school  guidance  counselor,  school  psychologist,  school  social
worker,  school  nurse,  school  administrator or other school personnel
required to hold a teaching or administrative  license  or  certificate;

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

S824A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, add Art 6 Title 6-B §§429-a - 429-d, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1308A
2009-2010: S1793

S824A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts provisions relating to the reporting of child abuse; delineates what persons are required to report cases of suspected child abuse to law enforcement agencies; any person required to report or any clergy required to review records who willfully fails to do so shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor for the first offense, a class E felony for the second offense and a class D felony for the third offense or any subsequent offense; provides immunity for certain persons who in good faith made such reports to the wrong recipient.

S824A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S824A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 824--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and  Families  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Children and Families in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of
  child abuse

  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 section 3 of part D of chapter  501  of  the
laws of 2012, 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: any physician; registered physician assist-
ant; surgeon; medical  examiner;  coroner;  dentist;  dental  hygienist;
osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian; licensed creative arts therapist;  licensed  marriage  and  family
therapist;  licensed  mental  health  counselor; licensed psychoanalyst;
hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care or treat-
ment of persons; A MEMBER OF THE CLERGY; a Christian Science practition-
er; school official, which includes but is not limited to school  teach-

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

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