senate Bill S3109

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of the foster care ombudsman

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee


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Jan 27, 2021 referred to children and families

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S3109 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6269
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19-G Title 3 Subtitle C §§524 - 524-i, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7964, A10069

S3109 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the office of the foster care ombudsman to provide support to foster parents, biological parents, relatives, and youth in care.

S3109 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3109 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3109
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. PERSAUD, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Children  and
   Families
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law, in relation to establishing the
   office of the foster care ombudsman
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Title 3 of article 19-G of the executive law is amended by
 adding a new subtitle C to read as follows:
                                SUBTITLE C
                    OFFICE OF THE FOSTER CARE OMBUDSMAN
 SECTION 524.   PURPOSE.
         524-A. DEFINITIONS.
         524-B. OFFICE OF THE FOSTER CARE OMBUDSMAN.
         524-C. DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF THE FOSTER CARE OMBUDSMAN.
         524-D. ACCESS TO THE OFFICE OF THE FOSTER CARE OMBUDSMAN.
         524-E. DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR.
         524-F. CONDUCT AND SCOPE OF MEDIATION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING.
         524-G. CONFIDENTIALITY OF REPORTS.
         524-H. FOSTER CARE OMBUDSMAN INDEPENDENT REVIEW BOARD.
         524-I. ACCESS TO RECORDS.
   §  524.  PURPOSE.  THE  PURPOSE  OF THIS SUBTITLE IS TO SUPPORT FOSTER
 PARENTS, INCLUDING KINSHIP FAMILIES, AS WELL  AS  RELATIVES  OR  FICTIVE
 KIN,  IN  PROVIDING  FAMILY-BASED FOSTER CARE TO CHILDREN AT RISK FOR OR
 REMOVED FROM THEIR HOMES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TEN  OF  THE  FAMILY  COURT
 ACT, BY CODIFYING THE OFFICE OF THE FOSTER CARE OMBUDSMAN.
   § 524-A. DEFINITIONS.  AS USED IN THIS SUBTITLE:
   1. "COMMISSIONER" MEANS THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND
 FAMILY SERVICES.
   2.  "DIRECTOR"  MEANS  THE  DIRECTOR  OF THE OFFICE OF THE FOSTER CARE
 OMBUDSMAN.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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