|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2016||referred to aging|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 07, 2016||ordered to third reading cal.1505|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Mar 15, 2016||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 07, 2016||referred to aging|
senate Bill S6922
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6922 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Aging
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 9-B Title 4 §473-m, Soc Serv L
- Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6922 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6922 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the social services law, in relation to investigating reports of suspected elder abuse or maltreatment PURPOSE : This bill establishes a program that allows social services districts to develop multidisciplinary investigative team or teams for the purpose of investigating reports of suspected elder abuse or maltreatment SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends Article 9-B of the Social Services law and adds a new Title 4 to authorize the Commissioner to establish a program for the development of a multidisciplinary team or teams for the purpose of investigating suspected elder abuse. Social Services districts may investigate reports of elder abuse through the use of multidisciplinary teams which shall include representatives from adult protective services, law enforcement, the district attorney's office, banks and financial institutions, as well as forensic accountants, physicians or medical providers, mental health professionals and victim advocacy personnel.
S6922 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6922 I N S E N A T E March 7, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to investigating reports of suspected elder abuse or maltreatment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 9-B of the social services law is amended by adding a new title 4 to read as follows: TITLE 4 ELDER ABUSE SECTION 473-M. ELDER ABUSE REPORTING. S 473-M. ELDER ABUSE REPORTING. 1. WITHIN AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THERE- FOR, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTIDISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATIVE TEAM OR TEAMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INVES- TIGATING REPORTS OF SUSPECTED ELDER ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT. (A) THE PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE THAT THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL HAVE DISCRETION WITH REGARD TO THE CATEGORY OR CATEGORIES OF SUSPECTED ELDER ABUSE OR MALTREATMENT SUCH TEAM OR TEAMS MAY INVESTIGATE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT SHALL PLACE PARTIC- ULAR EMPHASIS ON CASES INVOLVING PHYSICAL ABUSE, SEXUAL ABUSE, EMOTIONAL ABUSE, ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR SELF NEGLECT, AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. (B) MEMBERS OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMIT- ED TO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES: ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, AS WELL AS FORENSIC ACCOUNTANTS, PHYSICIAN OR MEDICAL PROVIDERS TRAINED IN ELDER ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT, MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, AND VICTIM ADVOCACY PERSONNEL. MEMBERS OF THE MULTIDISCI- PLINARY TEAM PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF ELDER ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT REPORTS, INCLUDING THOSE REPRESENTATIVES FROM ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SHALL PARTICIPATE IN JOINT INTERVIEWS AND CONDUCT INVESTIGATIVE FUNCTIONS CONSISTENT WITH THE MISSION OF THE PARTICULAR AGENCY MEMBER EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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