1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Social Services
  4. Article 9-B: Adult Protective Services
  5. Title 2: Short-term Involuntary Protective Services Orders


Section 473-B Reporting of endangered adults; persons in need of protective services

Social Services (SOS)

Reporting of endangered adults; persons in need of protective services. Any person who in good faith believes that a person eighteen years of age or older may be an endangered adult or in need of protective or other services, pursuant to this article, and who, based on such belief either:

  (a) reports or refers such person to the department, office for the aging, or any local social services district office or designated area agency on aging, law enforcement agency, or any other person, agency or organization that such person, in good faith, believes will take appropriate action; or

  (b) testifies in any judicial or administrative proceeding arising from such report or referral shall have immunity from any civil liability that might otherwise result by reason of the act of making such report or referral or of giving of such testimony.