|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 06, 2016||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S7188
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Committee
- In Committee
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S7188 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7188 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires notice be posted in programs subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, informing employees to call 911 during an emergency and directing them to make required reports relating to abuse or neglect to the justice center for the protection of people with special needs or to law enforcement.
S7188 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7188 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of providers of service to people with developmental disabilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this bill is to require all programs for the developmentally disabled to post a visible notice informing employees to call 911 in the event of an emergency and that as mandated reporters they must report suspected abuse, neglect or maltreatment of an individual in the program to the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill amends Section 31.11 of the Mental Hygiene Law by adding a new subdivision 6 to require programs licensed, certified, operated, authorized or funded by the office for people with developmental disabilities to post a visible notice in a public area visible to employees that such employee is to call 911 in the event of an emergency. In addition, the notice shall, inform employees that as mandated reporters pursuant to article eleven of the social services law, they shall report to the justice center for the protection of people with special needs suspected abuse or neglect of an individual
S7188 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7188 I N S E N A T E April 6, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of provid- ers of service to people with developmental disabilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 31.11 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. FOR PROGRAMS LICENSED, CERTIFIED, OPERATED, AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, POSTING A VISIBLE NOTICE IN A PUBLIC AREA VISIBLE TO EMPLOYEES INFORMING SUCH EMPLOYEES TO CALL 911 IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. FURTHER, THE NOTICE SHALL INFORM EMPLOYEES THAT, PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, THEY SHALL REPORT TO THE JUSTICE CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IF IT IS BELIEVED THAT ABUSE OR NEGLECT OF A SERVICE RECIPIENT HAS OCCURRED; AND MAY CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT IF IT IS BELIEVED THAT SUCH ABUSE OR NEGLECT CONSTITUTES A CRIME. SUCH NOTICE SHALL CONTAIN THE PHONE NUMBER OF THE JUSTICE CENTER HOTLINE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ENTITY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06015-01-5
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