senate Bill S7649

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the mandatory reporting of senior abuse or maltreatment

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Feb 05, 2018 referred to aging

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S7649 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8809
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §473-aa, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5638

S7649 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Identifies persons to be mandatory reporters of senior abuse or maltreatment; describes the procedures and steps to be taken to report senior abuse to adult protective services.

S7649 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7649 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7649

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. PHILLIPS, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the  social  services  law,  in  relation  to  mandatory
  reporting of senior abuse or maltreatment

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

  Section 1. Title 1 of article  9-B  of  the  social  services  law  is
amended by adding a new section 473-aa to read as follows:
  § 473-AA. DUTY TO REPORT SENIOR ABUSE. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "SENIOR" MEANS A PERSON SIXTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
  (B)  "PERSON  LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR A SENIOR" MEANS AND INCLUDES THE
SENIOR'S CUSTODIAN, GUARDIAN OR ANY OTHER PERSON FORMALLY OR  INFORMALLY
RESPONSIBLE  FOR  THE  SENIOR'S  CARE  AT  THE RELEVANT TIME, ANY PERSON
ACTING WITH POWER OF ATTORNEY, TRUSTEE APPOINTED  BY  A  COURT,  OR  ANY
PERSON  WHO  BY  CONSENT,  CONTRACT  OR  LEGAL ORDER ACTS TO ARRANGE THE
AFFAIRS OF THE SENIOR.
  (C) "ABUSED SENIOR" MEANS AND INCLUDES A SENIOR ABUSED IN ANY  OF  THE
FOLLOWING MANNERS:
  (I)  "PHYSICAL  ABUSE"  MEANS  THE  NON-ACCIDENTAL  USE  OF FORCE THAT
RESULTS IN THE SUFFERING OF BODILY INJURY, PHYSICAL PAIN  OR  IMPAIRMENT
RESULTING FROM THE USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE AGAINST A SENIOR, INCLUDING BUT
NOT  LIMITED  TO,  STRIKING WITH OR WITHOUT AN OBJECT, HITTING, BEATING,
PUSHING, SHOVING, SHAKING, KICKING,  PINCHING,  BEING  SLAPPED,  BURNED,
CUT,  BRUISED  OR  IMPROPERLY  PHYSICALLY  RESTRAINED. ALSO INCLUDES ANY
PHYSICAL SIGNS OF IMPAIRMENT OR OF BEING  SUBJECTED  TO  PUNISHMENT,  OR
SIGNS  OF  BEING RESTRAINED, OR A SENIOR'S REPORT OF BEING HIT, SLAPPED,
KICKED, OR MISTREATED.
  (II) "SEXUAL ABUSE" MEANS NON-CONSENSUAL SEXUAL CONTACT  OF  ANY  KIND
WITH  A  SENIOR, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, UNWANTED TOUCHING, SEXUAL
ASSAULT OR BATTERY, RAPE, SODOMY, COERCED NUDITY, AND SEXUALLY  EXPLICIT
PHOTOGRAPHING, FORCING SEXUAL CONTACT OR FORCING SEX WITH A THIRD PARTY.
  (III)  "EMOTIONAL  OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE" MEANS WILLFUL INFLICTION OF
MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL ANGUISH  BY  THREAT,  HUMILIATION,  INTIMIDATION  OR
OTHER  ABUSIVE  CONDUCT,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, FRIGHTENING OR

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

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