Senate Bill S1902

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires investigation of all reports of child abuse made to the statewide central register of child abuse by hospitals, or medical or law enforcement personnel

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

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2015-S1902 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1246
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§422 & 424, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6115
2013-2014: S2016, A6521
2017-2018: S1000, A825
2019-2020: A3610
2021-2022: A5228
2023-2024: A4310

2015-S1902 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that when the state central register of child abuse and maltreatment receives a report by means of a telephone call from a physician, registered nurse or registered physician's assistant or from a social worker or psychologist, or by a law enforcement official, such telephone calls shall not be screened by the hotline but shall be immediately transmitted to the appropriate child protective service for investigation; provides for the child protective service of each county to establish procedures for communication and cooperation with local hospitals and law enforcement to better protect the interests of at risk children and to better provide essential services to their families.

2015-S1902 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S1902 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1902

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BONACIC, KENNEDY -- 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 requiring inves-
  tigation  of  all reports of child abuse made by a hospital or medical
  or law enforcement personnel

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 422 of the social
services law, as added by chapter 717 of the laws of 1986, is amended to
read as follows:
  (b)  (I)  Any telephone call made by a person required to report cases
of suspected child  abuse  or  maltreatment  pursuant  to  section  four
hundred  thirteen  of this [chapter] TITLE containing allegations, which
if true would constitute child abuse or maltreatment shall constitute  a
report  and shall be immediately transmitted orally or electronically by
the department to the appropriate local  child  protective  service  for
investigation.
  (II)  WHEN A TELEPHONE CALL ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A REPORT OF CHILD ABUSE
AND MALTREATMENT IS MADE BY A  PERSON  REQUIRED  TO  MAKE  SUCH  REPORTS
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION FOUR HUNDRED THIRTEEN OF THIS TITLE AND SUCH TELE-
PHONE CALL IS RECEIVED FROM  A  PHYSICIAN,  REGISTERED  NURSE,  HOSPITAL
PERSONNEL  ENGAGED  IN  THE  EXAMINATION,  CARE OR TREATMENT OF PERSONS,
REGISTERED PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT OR FROM A  SOCIAL  WORKER  OR  PSYCHOL-
OGIST;  OR  BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL, SUCH TELEPHONE CALL SHALL, IF
NOT OTHERWISE REFERRED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (C)  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,
CONSTITUTE  A  REPORT AND SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY TRANSMITTED TO THE APPRO-
PRIATE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE FOR INVESTIGATION IN THE MANNER PROVIDED
FOR IN SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
  S 2. Section 424 of the social services law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 9-a to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02010-01-5
              

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