assembly Bill A9956

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to services for relative and non-relative kinship caregivers

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Mar 12, 2018 referred to children and families
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 08, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.712
Mar 06, 2018 reported
Mar 01, 2018 referred to children and families

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A9956 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8047
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §392, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A569, S2714

A9956 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that when a local social services district is in contact with a relative or non-relative kinship caregiver or a suitable person who the district has approached about being a kinship caregiver, such district shall provide written information to such caregivers or prospective suitable persons; further provides that such information shall include, but not be limited to, information relating to child only grants; information about how to become a kinship foster parent and other options for care; and information on how to contact the department of family assistance kinship programs and any resources funded through or operating in the local social services district for relative and non-relative kinship caregivers, including those that provide supportive services for all relative and non-relative kinship caregivers in the district.

A9956 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9956

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 1, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. JAFFEE, HEVESI -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in  relation  to  services  for
  relative and non-relative kinship caregivers

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

  Section 1. Section 392 of the social services law, as added by section
3 of part F of chapter 58 of the  laws  of  2010,  is  amended  read  as
follows:
  §  392.  Services for relative AND NON-RELATIVE KINSHIP caregivers. 1.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, WHEN A LOCAL
SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT IS IN CONTACT WITH A RELATIVE  OR  NON-RELATIVE
KINSHIP  CAREGIVER  OR A SUITABLE PERSON WHO THE DISTRICT HAS APPROACHED
ABOUT BEING A KINSHIP CAREGIVER, [local social services districts]  SUCH
DISTRICT shall [make] PROVIDE WRITTEN INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDI-
VISION  TWO  OF  THIS SECTION TO SUCH CAREGIVERS OR PROSPECTIVE SUITABLE
PERSONS. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL  ALSO  BE  MADE  available  through  the
[district's]  website  [or]  OF  BOTH THE OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT AND by
other APPROPRIATE means [information for]  IN  A  MANNER  ACCESSIBLE  TO
relatives  AND  NON-RELATIVES  caring for children outside of the foster
care system.
  2. Such information shall include but not [necessarily] be limited to:
  [1.] A. information relating to child only grants, including  but  not
limited to, how to apply for child only grants; [and]
  B.  INFORMATION  ABOUT HOW TO BECOME A KINSHIP FOSTER PARENT AND OTHER
OPTIONS FOR CARE; AND
  [2.] C. information on HOW TO CONTACT THE department of family assist-
ance [or] KINSHIP PROGRAMS AND ANY RESOURCES FUNDED THROUGH OR OPERATING
IN THE local [department of] social services [funded resources] DISTRICT
for relative AND NON-RELATIVE KINSHIP caregivers, including  those  that
provide  supportive  services  for ALL relative AND NON-RELATIVE KINSHIP
caregivers IN THE DISTRICT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets