senate Bill S3461

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Safeguards cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Committee


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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Apr 26, 2017 reported and committed to investigations and government operations
Mar 13, 2017 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 23, 2017 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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Apr 26, 2017 - Mental Health committee Vote

S3461
4
0
committee
4
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2017

excused (2)

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S3461 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9532
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16.11, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S1672, A5083
2021-2022: S1273, A834

S3461 (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.

S3461 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3461 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3461

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- 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 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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