assembly Bill A1535

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires certain persons and officials, teachers, superintendents and certain professionals to complete training in reporting cases of suspected child abuse

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to children and families
Jan 15, 2019 referred to children and families

A1535 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, Soc Serv L; amd §§3003, 3209-a, 3004, 3007, 6501, 6502 & 6507, add §6502-a, Ed L; amd §§214-a & 840, Exec L; amd §2805-n, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9285
2017-2018: A3673

A1535 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain persons and officials required to report suspected child abuse and maltreatment to complete ongoing training; further requires all teachers, school superintendents and licensed professionals who are required to report cases of child abuse and maltreatment to complete training in the reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment at least once every 2 years.

A1535 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1535

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the  social  services  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  persons  and  officials  required  to  report suspected child abuse or
  maltreatment to complete certain ongoing training; to amend the educa-
  tion law, in relation to requiring  school  superintendents,  teachers
  and  certain  other licensed professionals to complete training in the
  reporting of suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment;  and  to
  amend  the  executive  law  and  the public health law, in relation to
  child abuse prevention

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

  Section 1. Section 413 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  (A)  EVERY PERSON AND OFFICIAL REQUIRED TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE OR
MALTREATMENT, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, SHALL,  PRIOR
TO  ASSUMPTION  OF  THE POSITION WHICH REQUIRES SUCH REPORTING, COMPLETE
TWO HOURS OF COURSEWORK OR TRAINING  REGARDING  THE  IDENTIFICATION  AND
REPORTING  OF  CHILD  ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT; PROVIDED THAT EVERY PERSON
AND OFFICIAL HOLDING SUCH A POSITION ON OR BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE  OF
THIS  PARAGRAPH  SHALL  COMPLETE  SUCH COURSEWORK OR TRAINING WITHIN ONE
YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  (B) EVERY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY, POLICE OFFI-
CER, PEACE OFFICER, INVESTIGATOR EMPLOYED IN THE OFFICE OF THE  DISTRICT
ATTORNEY,  PEDIATRICIAN, PHYSICIAN WHO IS EMPLOYED IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM,
REGISTERED NURSE AND REGISTERED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT WHO IS EMPLOYED BY A
PEDIATRICIAN OR IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM, TEACHER, CHILD CARE WORKER, FOSTER
CARE WORKER, MEDICAL  EXAMINER,  CORONER,  PREVENTIVE  SERVICES  WORKER,
CHILD   PROTECTIVE  SERVICES  WORKER,  SOCIAL  WORKER  WHOSE  EMPLOYMENT
INVOLVES REGULAR INTERACTION WITH CHILDREN, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ALCOHOL-
ISM COUNSELOR WHOSE EMPLOYMENT INVOLVES REGULAR INTERACTION  WITH  CHIL-
DREN,  AND  MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL WHOSE EMPLOYMENT INVOLVES REGULAR
INTERACTION WITH CHILDREN REQUIRED TO REPORT CHILD  ABUSE  OR  MALTREAT-
MENT,  PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, SHALL, NOT LESS THAN