senate Bill S6922

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to investigating reports of suspected elder abuse or maltreatment

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2016 referred to aging
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

S6922 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Aging
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 9-B Title 4 ยง473-m, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2160

S6922 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to investigating reports of suspected elder abuse or maltreatment.

S6922 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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