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A06830 Summary:

COSPNSRAbinanti, Jenne, Arroyo, Carroll, Pheffer Amato, Pretlow, Rivera, Seawright, Cook, Hyndman, Thiele, D'Urso, Sepulveda, Simon, Blake, Ramos, Lentol, Davila, Lavine, Magee, Hikind, Colton, Vanel, Miller MG, Stirpe, Barron, Woerner, Cusick, Walker, De La Rosa, Jean-Pierre, Mosley, Cahill, Titone, Barnwell, Crespo, Zebrowski, O'Donnell, Castorina, Abbate, Englebright, Aubry, Oaks, Stec, Curran, Jaffee, Schimminger, Hooper, Ortiz, Pichardo, Brabenec, Miller B, Bichotte, Barclay, Kolb, Finch, Palmesano, Lawrence, Lalor, Garbarino, Murray, Ra, McDonough, Raia, Montesano, Walsh, Johns, Crouch, Butler, DiPietro, Errigo, Giglio, Fitzpatrick, Williams, Galef, Palumbo, Benedetto, Joyner, Dickens, Dilan, Solages, Malliotakis, Wright, Morinello, Bohen
MLTSPNSRBlankenbush, Cymbrowitz, DenDekker, Kim, Perry, Rosenthal L, Skartados
Amd 491, Soc Serv L
Relates to the duty to report incidents to 911 and the county district attorney's office.
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A06830 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to duty to report incidents to 9-1-1 and the county district attorney's office   PURPOSE: Relates to the duty to report incidents to 911.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends section 491 of the social services law, subsection 1 (a) and subsection 1 (b) is amended to include all suspicious and unex- plained injuries to include broken bones, hematomas, open wounds beyond minor first aid, black eyes, swollen noses, extreme and questionable bruising, choke marks, burns, all individuals served found unresponsive and all death incidents be reported to a 9-1-1 operator and the County District Attorney's Office. The bill is further amended to read that subsection 3 (a) is amended to read that human services employees of said state agencies are required to report suspected abuse to a 9-1-1 operator, the district attorney's office and the vulnerable person's central register and willful failure to do so will result in the person being charged with a Class A Misde- meanor. Subsection 3(h) is amended to read that anyone who doesn't disclose suspected incidents of abuse to a 91-1 operator, the local district attorney and the vulnerable person's central register may be subject to termination of employment and can be held civilly liable for the damages. Subsection 6 is amended to read that all state and private agencies are required to include this new change in law on any and all training manu- als, informational brochures or pamphlets. The bill also states that all former posters, wallet cards and other, informational material shall be removed if they do not carry the updated information.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): Amended version has been altered to decrease the penalty for non-report- ing from a Class E Felony to a Class A Misdemeanor.   JUSTIFICATION: Often it is the case that people with illnesses, disabilities and vulnerabilities suffer incidents of abuse that go unreported. This bill would mandate that even if there is the suspicion of abuse a report has to be made to a 9-1-1 operator, the county district attorney's office and the vulnerable person's register.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017: S.4736-A - Referred to Mental Health / A.6830 - Referred to Mental Health 2016: 5.8121 - Referred to Rules / A.10704 - Referred to Social Services.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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