|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 11, 2016||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S7237
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee
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S7237 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7237 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7237 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the executive law, in relation to providing elder abuse prevention training PURPOSE : To ensure senior service providers are trained in the detection and reporting of elder abuse. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends section 214-c of the executive law, as added by chapter 184 of the laws of 2008, providing the New York State Police Superintendent shall develop a program to train senior service providers in the detection and reporting of elder abuse, including training on the counseling of elder abuse victims. The superintendent shall require that employees of senior centers - and entities that contract with the Office for the Aging and the Office of Children and Family Services to provide services to senior citizens - be trained in elder abuse detection, reporting and counseling, and receive supplemental refresher training at least once every three years. This requirement applies to employees with significant and direct person to person contact with senior citizens. Further, the superintendent
S7237 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7237 I N S E N A T E April 11, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to providing elder abuse prevention training THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 214-c of the executive law, as added by chapter 184 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: S 214-c. Elder abuse awareness AND PREVENTION TRAINING. 1. The super- intendent, in cooperation with the state office for the aging and the office of children and family services, shall, for all members of the division of state police: [(1)] A. develop, maintain and disseminate educational material relat- ing to abuse of adults, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, active neglect, passive neglect, self neglect, and financial exploitation, as such terms are defined in section four hundred seventy-three of the social services law, and [(2)] B. establish and implement written procedures and policies in the event a member of the division of state police encounters such abuse, including the provision of information and referral. 2. A. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL DEVELOP A PROGRAM TO TRAIN SENIOR SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE DETECTION AND REPORTING OF ELDER ABUSE. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL ALSO INCLUDE TRAINING ON THE COUNSELING OF ELDER ABUSE VICTIMS. B. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL REQUIRE THAT EMPLOYEES OF SENIOR CENTERS AND EMPLOYEES OF ENTITIES THAT CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OFFICE FOR THE AGING AND THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO SENIOR CITIZENS, BE TRAINED IN ELDER ABUSE DETECTION, REPORTING AND COUNSELING, AND RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL REFRESHER TRAINING REGARDING THE SAME AT LEAST ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS, IF SUCH EMPLOYEE HAS OR IS EXPECTED TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT AND DIRECT PERSON TO PERSON CONTACT WITH SENIOR CITIZENS. C. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL REQUIRE SENIOR CENTERS TO HOLD AT LEAST TWO EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS PER YEAR DURING WHICH GUESTS AND MEMBERS OF THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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