assembly Bill A7879

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the administration of the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreatment

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to children and families
May 28, 2021 referred to children and families

A7879 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7326
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §422, Soc Serv L

A7879 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a caller making a report of suspected child abuse or maltreatment to the central registry to leave their name and contact information.

A7879 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7879
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. HEVESI -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Children and Families
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the social services law, in relation to the adminis-
   tration of the statewide central register of child abuse and maltreat-
   ment
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 422 of the social
 services  law, as amended by chapter 357 of the laws of 2014, is amended
 to read as follows:
   (a) The central register shall be capable of receiving telephone calls
 alleging child abuse or  maltreatment  and  of  immediately  identifying
 prior  reports  of child abuse or maltreatment and capable of monitoring
 the provision of child protective service twenty-four hours a day, seven
 days a week. To effectuate this purpose, but subject to  the  provisions
 of  the  appropriate  local  plan  for the provision of child protective
 services, there shall be a single statewide telephone  number  that  all
 persons,  whether  mandated by the law or not, may use to make telephone
 calls alleging child abuse or  maltreatment  and  that  all  persons  so
 authorized  by this title may use for determining the existence of prior
 reports in order to evaluate the condition or circumstances of a  child.
 In  addition  to the single statewide telephone number, there shall be a
 special unlisted express telephone  number  and  a  telephone  facsimile
 number  for use only by persons mandated by law to make telephone calls,
 or to transmit telephone facsimile information on a form provided by the
 commissioner of children and family services, alleging  child  abuse  or
 maltreatment, and for use by all persons so authorized by this title for
 determining  the  existence  of  prior  reports in order to evaluate the
 condition or circumstances of a child. When any allegations contained in
 such telephone calls could reasonably constitute a report of child abuse
 or maltreatment, such  allegations,  THE  CALLER'S  NAME,  THE  CALLER'S

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.