assembly Bill A923

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse or maltreatment

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to children and families
Jan 14, 2019 referred to children and families


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A923 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §413, Soc Serv L; amd §1392, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A6330
2015-2016: A7540
2017-2018: A5850, S4462
2021-2022: A3338, S521

A923 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse or maltreatment at summer day camps; includes college coaches, athletic directors, professors, graduate assistants and college presidents among those required to report such suspected abuse or maltreatment.

A923 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019

Introduced  by M. of A. WALSH, CROUCH, GIGLIO, LAWRENCE, ASHBY -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BLANKENBUSH,  B. MILLER  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Children and Families

AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law and the public health law, in
  relation to mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse or  maltreat-
  ment by certain persons


  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of the social
services law, as amended by section 7 of part C of  chapter  57  of  the
laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The  following  persons  and  officials are required to report or
cause a report to be made in accordance with this title when  they  have
reasonable  cause  to  suspect  that a child coming before them in their
professional or official capacity is an abused or maltreated  child,  or
when  they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or
maltreated child where the parent, guardian, custodian or  other  person
legally  responsible  for  such child comes before them in their profes-
sional or official capacity and states from  personal  knowledge  facts,
conditions or circumstances which, if correct, would render the child an
abused  or maltreated child: any physician; registered physician assist-
ant; surgeon; medical  examiner;  coroner;  dentist;  dental  hygienist;
osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;
psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
cian; licensed creative arts therapist;  licensed  marriage  and  family
therapist;  licensed  mental  health  counselor; licensed psychoanalyst;
licensed behavior analyst; certified behavior analyst assistant;  hospi-
tal  personnel  engaged in the admission, examination, care or treatment
of persons; a Christian Science  practitioner;  school  official,  which
includes but is not limited to COLLEGE COACH, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, PROFES-

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