|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 20, 2019||referred to children and families|
assembly Bill A5903
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A5903 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Children And Families
- Law Section:
- Social Services Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§421 & 372, Soc Serv L
- Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A5903 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5903 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 20, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. MALLIOTAKIS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring child protective services to document home visits with photographs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Marchella Pierce's Law". § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 421 of the social services law, as amended by chapter 718 of the laws of 1986, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 110 of the laws of 1989 and the closing paragraph as amended by chapter 320 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows: 3. promulgate regulations setting forth requirements for the perform- ance by local social services departments of the duties and powers imposed and conferred upon them by the provisions of this title and of article ten of the family court act. Such regulations shall establish uniform requirements for the investigation of reports of child abuse or maltreatment under this title. The department shall also issue guide- lines which shall set forth the circumstances or conditions under which: (a) personal contact shall be made with the child named in the report and any other children in the same household, including interviewing such child or children absent the subject of the report whenever possi- ble and appropriate; (b) photographs of visible physical injuries or trauma of children who may be the victims of abuse or maltreatment shall be taken or arranged for; (c) medical examination of a child who may be a victim of abuse or maltreatment and documentation of findings of such examination, shall be required. The department shall promulgate regulations to establish standards for intervention, criteria for case closings, criteria for determining EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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