senate Bill S4736A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the duty to report incidents to 911 and the county district attorney's office

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Finance Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Feb 28, 2017 print number 4736a
Feb 28, 2017 amend and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
Feb 27, 2017 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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May 16, 2017 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S4736A
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: May 16, 2017

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

Co-Sponsors

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S4736 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6830
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §491, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6010, A8307

S4736 - Summary

Relates to the duty to report incidents to 911 and the county district attorney's office.

S4736 - Sponsor Memo

S4736 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4736

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LANZA, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BROOKS, GALLIVAN, HAMILTON,
  LARKIN, LATIMER, ORTT, ROBACH, SAVINO,  STAVISKY  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to duty  to  report
  incidents to 9-1-1 and the county district attorney's office

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 491 of the  social  services  law,  as  amended  by
section 1 of part B of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012 and subdivision 4
as  amended  by  chapter  126 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 491. Duty to report  incidents.  1.  (a)  Mandated  reporters  shall
report  allegations  of  reportable  incidents  to A 9-1-1 OPERATOR, THE
COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND the  vulnerable  persons'  central
register as established by section four hundred ninety-two of this arti-
cle and in accordance with the requirements set forth therein.
  (b)  Allegations of reportable incidents shall be reported immediately
to A 9-1-1 OPERATOR, THE  COUNTY  DISTRICT  ATTORNEY'S  OFFICE  AND  the
vulnerable  persons'  central  register  upon discovery. For purposes of
this article, "discovery" occurs when the mandated reporter witnesses  a
suspected  reportable  incident  or  when  another person, including the
vulnerable person, comes before the mandated reporter  in  the  mandated
reporter's  professional  or official capacity and provides the mandated
reporter with reasonable cause to suspect that the vulnerable person has
been subjected to a reportable incident. A report to the register  shall
include the name, title and contact information of every person known to
the  mandated  reporter  to  have  the  same information as the mandated
reporter concerning the reportable incident. [Nothing in  this  subdivi-
sion  shall be construed to prohibit a mandated reporter from contacting

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09233-01-7

Co-Sponsors

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S4736A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6830
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §491, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S6010, A8307

S4736A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the duty to report incidents to 911 and the county district attorney's office.

S4736A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4736A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4736--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LANZA, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BROOKS, GALLIVAN, HAMILTON,
  LARKIN, LATIMER, ORTT, ROBACH, SAVINO,  STAVISKY  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities -- committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to duty  to  report
  incidents to 9-1-1 and the county district attorney's office

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 491 of the social services law, as added by section
1 of part B of chapter 501 of the laws of  2012  and  subdivision  4  as
amended  by  chapter  126  of  the  laws  of 2014, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 491. Duty to report  incidents.  1.  (a)  Mandated  reporters  shall
report  allegations  of  reportable  incidents, ALL SUSPICIOUS AND UNEX-
PLAINED INJURIES TO INCLUDE BROKEN BONES, HEMATOMAS, OPEN WOUNDS  BEYOND
MINOR  FIRST  AID,  BLACK  EYES, SWOLLEN NOSES, EXTREME AND QUESTIONABLE
BRUISING, CHOKE MARKS, BURNS, ALL INDIVIDUALS SERVED FOUND  UNRESPONSIVE
AND  ALL  DEATHS  to  A  9-1-1  OPERATOR, THE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S
OFFICE AND the vulnerable persons' central register EXCEPT  FOR  TAUNTS,
DEROGATORY  COMMENTS OR RIDICULE WHICH IS REQUIRED TO BE REPORTED SOLELY
TO THE VULNERABLE PERSONS' CENTRAL REGISTER as  established  by  section
four  hundred  ninety-two  of  this  article  and in accordance with the
requirements set forth therein. ALL MEDICAL  EMERGENCIES  THAT  THREATEN
THE HEALTH, SAFETY OR LIFE OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED SHALL BE REPORTED IMME-
DIATELY TO A 9-1-1 OPERATOR.
  (b)  Allegations  of  reportable  incidents,  ALL SUSPICIOUS AND UNEX-
PLAINED INJURIES TO INCLUDE BROKEN BONES, HEMATOMAS, OPEN WOUNDS  BEYOND
MINOR  FIRST  AID,  BLACK  EYES, SWOLLEN NOSES, EXTREME AND QUESTIONABLE
BRUISING, CHOKE MARKS, BURNS, ALL INDIVIDUALS SERVED FOUND  UNRESPONSIVE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09233-02-7

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