assembly Bill A1558

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the powers and duties of the advisory council of the justice center for the protection of people with special needs

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Jan 15, 2019 referred to mental health

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A1558 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §561, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9583

A1558 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the powers and duties of the advisory council of the justice center for the protection of people with special needs; adds additional duties relating to investigations of allegations of abuse and neglect.

A1558 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1558

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SANTABARBARA, STECK -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Mental Health

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the powers and  duties
  of  the  advisory  council of the justice center for the protection of
  people with special needs

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

  Section 1. Section 561 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A.  THE  COUNCIL  SHALL  REVIEW  THE  MISSION  AND OPERATIONS OF THE
JUSTICE CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF  PEOPLE  WITH  SPECIAL  NEEDS,  THE
VALIDITY  OF  CLAIMS  OF  ABUSE  AND  NEGLECT AND THE APPROPRIATENESS OF
PROSECUTORIAL ACTIONS. THIS REVIEW SHALL ALSO INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED
TO:
  (A) ENSURING THAT ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT ARE VALID AND IF SO
HAVE BEEN PROMPTLY AND FULLY INVESTIGATED;
  (B) REVIEWING COMMON STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR INVESTIGATORS;
  (C) ENSURING THAT  INDIVIDUALS  WHO  ARE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR  ABUSE  AND
NEGLECT HAVE BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE;
  (D)  REVIEWING ALL PROSECUTORIAL CONDUCT AND ENSURING ALL PROSECUTIONS
WERE VALID AND WITHIN THE MISSION OF THE AGENCY;
  (E) REVIEWING THE REGISTER OF NAMES OF INDIVIDUALS  FOUND  RESPONSIBLE
FOR  ACTS  OF  ABUSE  OR  NEGLECT AND WHETHER SUCH INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN
BARRED FROM EMPLOYMENT IN THE CARE OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS; AND
  (F) REVIEWING INVESTIGATIONS AND PROCEDURES RELATED TO CASES INVOLVING
DEATH.
  § 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
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02443-01-9

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