assembly Bill A4182

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the appointment of a child advocate

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to children and families
Feb 01, 2019 referred to children and families

A4182 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §421, Soc Serv L; amd §1018, Fam Ct Act
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9713
2015-2016: A2934
2017-2018: A164

A4182 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the appointment of a child advocate.

A4182 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4182

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the social services law and the family court act, in
  relation to the appointment of a child advocate

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

  Section 1. Section 421 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  REPORT  TO  FAMILY  COURT  FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A CHILD ADVOCATE
PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND  EIGHTEEN  OF  THE  FAMILY  COURT  ACT,
FOLLOWING  AN  INCIDENT  THAT  REQUIRES THE CARE OF A HEALTHCARE PROFES-
SIONAL, AND WHERE  THE  HEALTHCARE  PROFESSIONAL  AND  CHILD  PROTECTIVE
SERVICES DO NOT AGREE ON AN APPROPRIATE COURSE OF ACTION FOR THE CHILD.
  §  2.  Section 1018 of the family court act, as added by section 11 of
part A of chapter 3 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  § 1018. Conferencing and mediation. 1.  In  any  proceeding  initiated
pursuant  to  this  article, the court may, at its discretion, authorize
the use of conferencing or mediation at any point in the proceedings  to
further  a  plan  for the child that fosters the child's health, safety,
and well-being. Such conferencing or mediation  may  involve  interested
relatives or other adults who are significant in the life of the child.
  2.  A  CHILD  ADVOCATE  SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE COURT, WHEN A REPORT
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE  OF  THE
SOCIAL  SERVICES  LAW,  IS  RECEIVED.  SUCH  ADVOCATE  SHALL MEDIATE ANY
DISPUTES BETWEEN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
WORKERS ON THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION FOR THE CHILD.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01036-01-9