assembly Bill A5083A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Safeguards cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to mental health
May 01, 2019 print number 5083a
May 01, 2019 amend and recommit to mental health
Feb 07, 2019 referred to mental health

Co-Sponsors

A5083 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1672
Current Committee:
Assembly Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16.11, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9532, S3461
2021-2022: A834, S1273

A5083 - Summary

Safeguards cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility under the control of the commissioner of mental health, the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities and the commissioner of alcoholism and substance abuse services.

A5083 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5083

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. JEAN-PIERRE, VANEL -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Mental Health

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to safeguarding cash
  accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility

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

  Section  1. Subdivision (f) of section 16.11 of the mental hygiene law
is relettered subdivision (g) and a new subdivision (f) is added to read
as follows:
  (F) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE OVERSIGHT OF FACILITIES AND
PROVIDERS OF SERVICES HOLDING OPERATING CERTIFICATES PURSUANT TO SECTION
16.03 OF THIS ARTICLE BY:
  (1) DEVELOPING A STATEWIDE POLICY MANDATING AUDITS FOR RESIDENTS' CASH
ACCOUNTS INCLUDING THE FREQUENCY OF THE AUDITS, WHO IS  RESPONSIBLE  FOR
CONDUCTING  THE  AUDITS,  AND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR HOW THE AUDITS
WILL BE CONDUCTED;
  (2) DEVELOPING A UNIFORM SYSTEM FOR AUDITS OF RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS
TO ASSIST SUPERVISORS IN AUDITS;
  (3) PROVIDING TRAINING DIRECTLY TO ANYONE REQUIRED TO  CONDUCT  AUDITS
OF RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS, INCLUDING INFORMATION REGARDING AUDIT POLI-
CIES AND PRACTICES OF RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS;
  (4)  AUTHORIZING  THE  USE  OF BANK AND DEBIT CARDS FOR ALL RESIDENTS'
CASH ACCOUNTS;
  (5) DEVELOPING A POLICY ON THE PURCHASE AND USE OF GIFT CARDS BY OR ON
BEHALF OF RESIDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,  REQUIREMENTS  THAT
SUPERVISORY  STAFF INCLUDE GIFT CARDS IN RESIDENTS' PERSONAL EXPENDITURE
PLANS AND NOTIFICATION TO SUPERVISORS OF THE PURCHASE OR DELIVERY  OF  A
GIFT CARD TO A RESIDENT; AND
  (6)  PROHIBITING  THE  USE OF SELF-GENERATED RECEIPTS AS EVIDENCE OF A
MEAL PURCHASED BY CASH CUSTODIANS FOR MEALS OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06816-01-9

Co-Sponsors

A5083A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1672
Current Committee:
Assembly Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §16.11, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9532, S3461
2021-2022: A834, S1273

A5083A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Safeguards cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility under the control of the commissioner of mental health, the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities and the commissioner of alcoholism and substance abuse services.

A5083A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5083--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. JEAN-PIERRE, VANEL -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Mental Health -- committee discharged, bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to safeguarding cash
  accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (f) of section 16.11 of the mental hygiene  law
is relettered subdivision (g) and a new subdivision (f) is added to read
as follows:
  (F) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE OVERSIGHT OF FACILITIES AND
PROVIDERS OF SERVICES HOLDING OPERATING CERTIFICATES PURSUANT TO SECTION
16.03 OF THIS ARTICLE BY:
  (1) DEVELOPING A STATEWIDE POLICY MANDATING AUDITS FOR RESIDENTS' CASH
ACCOUNTS  INCLUDING  THE FREQUENCY OF THE AUDITS, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
CONDUCTING THE AUDITS, AND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR  HOW  THE  AUDITS
WILL BE CONDUCTED;
  (2) DEVELOPING A UNIFORM SYSTEM FOR AUDITS OF RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS
TO ASSIST SUPERVISORS IN AUDITS;
  (3)  PROVIDING  TRAINING DIRECTLY TO ANYONE REQUIRED TO CONDUCT AUDITS
OF RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS, INCLUDING INFORMATION REGARDING AUDIT POLI-
CIES AND PRACTICES OF RESIDENTS' CASH ACCOUNTS;
  (4) DEVELOPING A POLICY ON THE PURCHASE AND USE OF GIFT CARDS BY OR ON
BEHALF OF RESIDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,  REQUIREMENTS  THAT
SUPERVISORY  STAFF INCLUDE GIFT CARDS IN RESIDENTS' PERSONAL EXPENDITURE
PLANS AND NOTIFICATION TO SUPERVISORS OF THE PURCHASE OR DELIVERY  OF  A
GIFT CARD TO A RESIDENT; AND
  (5)  PROHIBITING  THE  USE OF SELF-GENERATED RECEIPTS AS EVIDENCE OF A
MEAL PURCHASED BY CASH CUSTODIANS FOR MEALS OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.  Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
completed on or before such effective date.