assembly Bill A8307

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the duty to report incidents to 911 and the county district attorney's office

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to mental health
Jun 19, 2015 referred to mental health

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A8307 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6010
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §491, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A6477, A6830, S4736

A8307 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the duty to report incidents to 911 and the county district attorney's office.

A8307 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8307

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 19, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Mental Health

AN  ACT  to amend the social services law, in relation to duty to report
  incidents to 9-1-1 and the county district attorney's office

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

  Section  1.  Section  491  of  the  social services law, as amended by
section 1 of part B of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012 and subdivision 4
as amended by chapter 126 of the laws of 2014, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  S  491.  Duty  to  report  incidents.  1. (a) Mandated reporters shall
report allegations of reportable incidents  to  A  9-1-1  OPERATOR,  THE
COUNTY  DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  OFFICE AND the vulnerable persons' central
register as established by section four hundred ninety-two of this arti-
cle and in accordance with the requirements set forth therein.
  (b) Allegations of reportable incidents shall be reported  immediately
to  A  9-1-1  OPERATOR,  THE  COUNTY  DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND the
vulnerable persons' central register upon  discovery.  For  purposes  of
this  article, "discovery" occurs when the mandated reporter witnesses a
suspected reportable incident or  when  another  person,  including  the
vulnerable  person,  comes  before the mandated reporter in the mandated
reporter's professional or official capacity and provides  the  mandated
reporter with reasonable cause to suspect that the vulnerable person has
been  subjected to a reportable incident. A report to the register shall
include the name, title and contact information of every person known to
the mandated reporter to have  the  same  information  as  the  mandated
reporter  concerning  the reportable incident. [Nothing in this subdivi-
sion shall be construed to prohibit a mandated reporter from  contacting
or  reporting  to  law enforcement or emergency services before or after
reporting to the vulnerable persons' central register.]
  (c) The substance or content of any psychological, psychiatric, thera-
peutic, clinical or medical reports, evaluations or  like  materials  or
information  pertaining  to  the  treatment  of a patient or client of a
mandatory reporter who reports a reportable incident of such patient  or