assembly Bill A834

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Safeguards cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to mental health

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A834 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1273
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
2019-2020: A5083, S1672

A834 (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.

A834 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    834
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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) 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