Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 19, 2018||
referred to mental health
Assembly Bill A9532
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-A9532 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-A9532 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Safeguards cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility under the control of the commissioner of mental health, the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities and the commissioner of alcoholism and substance abuse services.
2017-A9532 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9532 I N A S S E M B L Y January 19, 2018 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. JEAN-PIERRE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Mental Health AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to safeguarding cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (f) of section 16.11 of the mental hygiene law is relettered subdivision (g) and a new subdivision (f) is added to read as follows: (F) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE OVERSIGHT OF FACILITIES AND PROVIDERS OF SERVICES HOLDING OPERATING CERTIFICATES PURSUANT TO SECTION 16.03 OF THIS ARTICLE BY: (1) DEVELOPING A STATEWIDE POLICY MANDATING AUDITS FOR RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS INCLUDING THE FREQUENCY OF THE AUDITS, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING THE AUDITS, AND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR HOW THE AUDITS WILL BE CONDUCTED; (2) DEVELOPING A UNIFORM SYSTEM FOR AUDITS OF RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS TO ASSIST SUPERVISORS IN AUDITS; (3) PROVIDING TRAINING DIRECTLY TO ANYONE REQUIRED TO CONDUCT AUDITS OF RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS, INCLUDING INFORMATION REGARDING AUDIT POLI- CIES AND PRACTICES OF RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS; (4) AUTHORIZING THE USE OF BANK AND DEBIT CARDS FOR ALL RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS; (5) DEVELOPING A POLICY ON THE PURCHASE AND USE OF GIFT CARDS BY OR ON BEHALF OF RESIDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REQUIREMENTS THAT SUPERVISORY STAFF INCLUDE GIFT CARDS IN RESIDENTS' PERSONAL EXPENDITURE PLANS AND NOTIFICATION TO SUPERVISORS OF THE PURCHASE OR DELIVERY OF A GIFT CARD TO A RESIDENT; AND (6) PROHIBITING THE USE OF SELF-GENERATED RECEIPTS AS EVIDENCE OF A MEAL PURCHASED BY CASH CUSTODIANS FOR MEALS OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE. § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate- ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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