|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 10, 2021||referred to mental health|
delivered to assembly
|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|
senate Bill S1273
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1273 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S1273 SPONSOR: BROOKS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to safeguarding cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to establish a uniform set of procedures and guidelines for the management of cash accounts for residents who live in individualized residential alternatives. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. directs the commissioner of the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities to provide for the oversight of facilities and providers of services under section 16.03 of the mental hygiene law relating to the management of the cash accounts of residents. Oversight of resident's cash accounts shall include a statewide policy mandating
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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