senate Bill S7237

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to providing elder abuse prevention training

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee


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Apr 11, 2016 referred to children and families

S7237 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง214-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4501
2019-2020: S1968
2021-2022: S5196

S7237 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing elder abuse prevention training.

S7237 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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