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A02420 Summary:

BILL NOA02420
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORAubry
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add Art 9-C 473-m - 473-u, Soc Serv L
 
Establishes the mandatory reporting by certain professional or official persons who come into contact with mentally or physically incapacitated persons who were abused including residents of assisted living and adult care facilities who may be abused, mistreated or neglected; provides reporting procedures and grants immunity for such reporting; provides criminal and civil penalties.
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A02420 Actions:

BILL NOA02420
 
01/19/2021referred to health
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A02420 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2420
 
SPONSOR: Aubry
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to mandatory reporting of abuse of mentally or physically incapacitated persons   PURPOSE: This bill establishes mandatory reporting requirements for mentally or physically incapacitated persons and affords them the same protections currently afforded minors in New York state.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the social services law by adding a new article 9-C. Section 2: Sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Studies have found the problem of abuse continues to escalate in our society. Abuse of the mentally or physically incapacitated often goes unreported because of the inability of the victim to communicate the abuse to the proper authorities or the victim's unwillingness to disclose the abuse due to embarrassment, fear or shame. This bill would institute a system which would make the individuals treating or corning into contact with persons who have physical or emotional symptoms of abuse responsible for reporting this crime to the proper authorities so that the incapacitated person can receive needed protection from further abuse.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-2020: Referred to Health in 2019 and Referred to Health in 2020. 2017-2018: Referred to Health in 2017 and Referred to Health in 2018. 2015-2016: Referred to Health in 2015 and Referred to Health in 2016.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law provided, however, that effec- tive immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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