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Child abuse prevention
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 31
§ 31.06 Child abuse prevention.

All facilities described in subdivision (a) of section 31.02 of this
article, shall, pursuant to regulations of the commissioner: (i)
develop, maintain and disseminate written policies and procedures
pursuant to title six of article six of the social services law and
applicable provisions of article ten of the family court act, regarding
the mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect, reporting procedures
and obligations of persons required to report, provisions for taking a
child into protective custody, mandatory reporting of deaths, immunity
from liability, penalties for failure to report, and obligations for the
provision of services and procedures necessary to safeguard the life or
health of the child; and (ii) establish, and implement on an ongoing
basis, a training program for all current and new employees regarding
the policies and procedures established pursuant to this section.