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Death and felony crime reporting
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 7, TITLE 2
§ 461-m. Death and felony crime reporting. The operator of an adult
home, enriched housing program or residence for adults shall have an
affirmative duty to report any death, or attempted suicide of a resident
to the department of health within twenty-four hours of its occurrence,
and shall also have an affirmative duty to report to an appropriate law
enforcement authority if the operator discovers an incident that the
operator believes or reasonably should believe would constitute a felony
crime against a resident of such facility as soon as possible, or in any
event within twenty-four hours. In addition, the operator shall send any
reports involving a resident who had at any time received services from
a mental hygiene service provider to the justice center for the
protection of people with special needs.