assembly Bill A888

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the child abuse reporting expansion act

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to children and families
Jan 06, 2021 referred to children and families


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A888 (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
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6662, S5711

A888 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the child abuse reporting expansion act; relates to making clergy members required reporters of child abuse or mistreatment.

A888 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              January 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WALLACE,  SIMON,  STIRPE, BUTTENSCHON, FAHY,
   FERNANDEZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Children  and
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing the
   "child abuse reporting expansion act"

   Section 1. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  the  "child
 abuse reporting expansion act".
   §  2.  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
 professional 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
 assistant; surgeon; medical examiner; coroner; dentist;  dental  hygien-
 ist; 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; CLERGY MEMBER OR OTHER

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets