|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|
senate Bill S3461
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3461 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S3461 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to safeguarding cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Requires OPWDD Commissioner to develop additional policies and procedures for the management of residents' cash accounts. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill adds language that requires the Commissioner of OPWDD to develop guidance, policies and procedures about the management of residents' cash accounts for every facility that provides services for people with developmental disabilities and holds an operating certificate from New York State. Specifically, the Commissioner must: 1) Develop a statewide policy mandating audits for residents' cash accounts; 2) Develop a uniform system for audits of residents' cash accounts to assist supervisors in audits;
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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