senate Bill S1273

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Safeguards cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2021 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 02, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 01, 2021 1st report cal.195
Jan 08, 2021 referred to disabilities

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S1273 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A834
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: S3461, A9532
2019-2020: S1672, A5083

S1273 (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.

S1273 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1273 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1273
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. BROOKS, GAUGHRAN, KENNEDY, RIVERA, SANDERS -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee on Disabilities
 
 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.

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