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S05803 Summary:

BILL NOS05803
 
SAME ASSAME AS A05092
 
SPONSORLANZA
 
COSPNSRAVELLA, SEPULVEDA
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 501-i, Exec L
 
Relates to creating the multi-disciplinary team demonstration program for complex cases of adult abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.
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S05803 Actions:

BILL NOS05803
 
05/01/2017REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
06/06/2017REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
01/03/2018REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
03/20/20181ST REPORT CAL.692
03/21/20182ND REPORT CAL.
03/22/2018ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
06/20/2018COMMITTED TO RULES
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S05803 Memo:

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S05803 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5803
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       May 1, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sens. LANZA, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, in relation to creating the multi-
          disciplinary team demonstration program
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Legislative findings. The utilization of multi-disciplinary
     2  teams  (MDTs) can be extremely valuable in the implementation of certain
     3  programs, particularly those which  are  likely  to  have  a  widespread
     4  impact  and affect several professions, as is the case with most systems
     5  of mandatory reporting. MDTs make use of the experience, expertise,  and
     6  perspectives  which  may be unique to individuals involved in one of the
     7  affected professions. Before a program is implemented which may  have  a
     8  broad impact, MDTs can be a valuable resource in developing an effective
     9  strategy  that  minimizes  unintended  negative  consequences.  In  many
    10  instances, it is appropriate for a government entity to establish an MDT
    11  with which the entity may collaborate with and seek input from regarding
    12  the specifics of a planned project.
    13    Beyond the general usefulness of MDTs, where a proposed program  which
    14  will affect the members of many professions is to be created by statute,
    15  it  is  often  recommended  to  also  include language providing for the
    16  establishment of MDT to provide input on any specifics not contained  in
    17  the statute. This inclusion ensures that the involved professions have a
    18  chance  to be heard before a program is implemented in a way which might
    19  adversely affect the members of  such  professions  or  the  individuals
    20  served by the professions.
    21    §  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 501-i to
    22  read as follows:
    23    § 501-i. Multi-disciplinary team demonstration program. The office  of
    24  children  and  family services is hereby authorized, in conjunction with
    25  the office for the aging, to establish a multi-disciplinary team  demon-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08266-01-7

        S. 5803                             2
 
     1  stration  program, subject to appropriation of funds for the program, to
     2  establish multi-disciplinary teams at the county level for complex cases
     3  of adult abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation. Such multi-discipli-
     4  nary  teams  will  be comprised of professionals across disciplines that
     5  provide professional knowledge and expertise of their respective profes-
     6  sional disciplines, as well as  a  full-time,  skilled  and  experienced
     7  multi-disciplinary team coordinator for each demonstration location. The
     8  multi-disciplinary  team  coordinator  will  provide  case consultation,
     9  triage cases, facilitate county-level multi-disciplinary team  meetings,
    10  monitor  progress, and facilitate coordination and cooperative action in
    11  the provision of appropriate services to  an  individual  identified  as
    12  being  a victim of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation, as well as
    13  other duties associated with the  role.  Such  multi-disciplinary  teams
    14  shall consist of representation by professionals generally authorized to
    15  make  decisions on behalf of their agency from selected public, private,
    16  and voluntary agencies including  but  not  limited  to  health/medical,
    17  mental  health, aging, protective services, human services, social work,
    18  banking/financial institutions,  legal  services,  and  law  enforcement
    19  agencies,  and  include  specialty services such as forensic accounting,
    20  geriatrics, and psychiatry/geropsychiatry, on a fee-for-service basis. A
    21  secure database use  by  the  multi-disciplinary  team  coordinator  for
    22  intake,  tracking,  and  outcomes  of such cases will be established and
    23  used as part of the demonstration program.
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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