senate Bill S902

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Children And Families Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2023 referred to children and families


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S902 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §422, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S7326, A7879

S902 (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; prohibits the office of children and family services from releasing information identifying a person who made such a report.

S902 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S902 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 9, 2023
   -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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-

   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 422 of the social
 services law, as amended by section 6 of subpart A of part JJ of chapter
 56 of the laws of 2021, 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
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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