assembly Bill A6792A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires child protective services to orally and in writing disclose certain information to parents and caretakers who are the subject of a child protective services investigation

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2022 print number 6792a
May 03, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to children and families
Jan 05, 2022 referred to children and families
Apr 08, 2021 referred to children and families

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A6792 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5484
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §424-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9841, S7553

A6792 - Summary

Requires child protective services to orally and in writing disclose certain information to parents and caretakers who are the subject of a child protective services investigation; requires such oral and written disclosure to contain certain information regarding the rights of the person under investigation.

A6792 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6792
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               April 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. WALKER, COOK, SAYEGH, TAYLOR, GOTTFRIED, SIMON,
   EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Children  and
   Families
 
 AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring child
   protective services to orally disclose certain information to  parents
   and  caretakers  who  are  the  subject of a child protective services
   investigation
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
 424-d to read as follows:
   § 424-D. DISCLOSURE FORM. AT THE  INITIAL  POINT  OF  CONTACT  WITH  A
 PARENT  OR  CARETAKER  WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF A CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
 INVESTIGATION, CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES  SHALL  ORALLY  DISSEMINATE  IN
 PLAIN  LANGUAGE  TO  THE  PARENT  OR CARETAKER INFORMATION REGARDING THE
 PARENT OR CARETAKER'S RIGHTS DURING SUCH INVESTIGATION AND  SHALL  DOCU-
 MENT  IN  THE CASE RECORD THAT SUCH INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO THE
 PARENT OR CARETAKER. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL INCLUDE,  BUT  NEED  NOT  BE
 LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
   1.  THE  PARENT OR CARETAKER IS NOT REQUIRED, UNLESS COURT ORDERED, TO
 PERMIT THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE TO ENTER  THE  RESI-
 DENCE OF THE PARENT OR CARETAKER;
   2.  THE  PARENT OR CARETAKER IS ENTITLED TO BE INFORMED OF THE ALLEGA-
 TIONS BEING INVESTIGATED;
   3. THE PARENT OR CARETAKER IS NOT REQUIRED, UNLESS COURT  ORDERED,  TO
 SPEAK  WITH THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE, AND ANY STATE-
 MENT MADE BY THE PARENT, CARETAKER OR OTHER FAMILY MEMBER  MAY  BE  USED
 AGAINST  THE  PARENT OR CARETAKER IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE OR COURT PROCEED-
 ING;
   4. THE PARENT OR CARETAKER IS ENTITLED TO SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTOR-
 NEY AND TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY PRESENT WHEN  THE  PARENT  OR  CARETAKER  IS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A6792A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5484
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §424-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9841, S7553

A6792A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires child protective services to orally and in writing disclose certain information to parents and caretakers who are the subject of a child protective services investigation; requires such oral and written disclosure to contain certain information regarding the rights of the person under investigation.

A6792A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6792--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               April 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. WALKER, COOK, SAYEGH, TAYLOR, GOTTFRIED, SIMON,
   EPSTEIN, JACKSON, CRUZ, BURGOS, JEAN-PIERRE, QUART --  read  once  and
   referred  to  the Committee on Children and Families -- recommitted to
   the Committee on Children and Families  in  accordance  with  Assembly
   Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  child
   protective  services  to  disclose  certain information to parents and
   caretakers who are the subject of a child protective services investi-
   gation
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
 424-c to read as follows:
   § 424-C. INFORMATION REGARDING PARENT OR CARETAKER'S RIGHTS.  A PARENT
 OR CARETAKER HAS THE RIGHT  TO  RECEIVE  CERTAIN  INFORMATION  REGARDING
 THEIR  RIGHTS  AT THE INITIAL POINT OF CONTACT DURING A CHILD PROTECTIVE
 INVESTIGATION.
   1. AT THE INITIAL POINT OF CONTACT WITH A PARENT OR  CARETAKER,  CHILD
 PROTECTIVE  SERVICES  SHALL  ORALLY  AND  IN WRITING DISSEMINATE, IN THE
 PARENT OR CARETAKER'S  PREFERRED  LANGUAGE,  INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE
 PARENT  OR  CARETAKER'S RIGHTS DURING SUCH INVESTIGATION AND SHALL DOCU-
 MENT IN THE CASE RECORD THAT SUCH INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED  TO  THE
 PARENT  OR  CARETAKER.  SUCH  INFORMATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE
 LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
   (A) THE PARENT OR CARETAKER IS NOT REQUIRED, UNLESS COURT ORDERED,  TO
 PERMIT  THE  CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE TO ENTER THE RESI-
 DENCE OF THE PARENT OR CARETAKER;
   (B) THE PARENT OR CARETAKER WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE INVESTIGATION IS
 ENTITLED TO BE INFORMED OF THE ALLEGATIONS BEING INVESTIGATED;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10274-07-2
 A. 6792--A                          2