1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Mental Hygiene
  4. Title E: General Provisions
  5. Article 31: Regulation and Quality Control of Services For the Mentally Disabled


Section 31.06 Child abuse prevention

Mental Hygiene (MHY)

  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.