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A08604 Summary:

BILL NOA08604
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORHevesi
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 152-c, Soc Serv L
 
Requires the commissioner of the office of temporary and disability assistance to develop a program and training for the identification and screening for deficiencies in executive functioning.
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A08604 Actions:

BILL NOA08604
 
07/10/2017referred to social services
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A08604 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8604
 
SPONSOR: Hevesi
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to identification and screening for deficiencies in executive functioning   PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This bill amends the Social Services Law (SSL) to require the commis- sioner of the office of temporary and disability assistance (OTDA) to develop a program to train medical professionals, social services providers, and social services employees to identify deficiencies in executive functioning and establish a facility for the purpose of providing such screening.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill adds a new section 152-c of the Social Services Law, to require the commissioner of the Office of Temporary and Disabil- ity Assistance (OTDA), in conjunction with the commissioner of mental health and any other appropriate state agency, to develop a program by June 30, 2018 to train medical professionals, social services providers, and social services employees to identify deficiencies in executive functioning and establish a facility for the purpose of providing such screening. Section 2 of this bill provides that this act shall take effect imme- diately.   JUSTIFICATION: Moving out of poverty is a complex challenge for individuals who have experienced significant trauma and toxic stress in their lives, requir- ing strong executive function skills.Such skills, which science indi- cates are undermined by these adverse experiences, can be strengthened and improved to positively impact outcomes in all areas of life, includ- ing educational attainment, career success, and parenting. Screening for executive function deficiencies can be a first and vital step toward economic self-sufficiency for many individuals, as well as better service design and delivery.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   BUDGET IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   LOCAL IMPACT: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A08604 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8604
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      July 10, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. HEVESI -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Social Services
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the social services law, in relation to identification
          and screening for deficiencies in executive functioning
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
     2  152-c to read as follows:
     3    § 152-c. Screening for deficiencies in executive functioning. 1.   The
     4  commissioner  of  the  office of temporary and disability assistance, in
     5  conjunction with the commissioner of mental health and any other  appro-
     6  priate  state  agency  which the commissioner deems necessary, shall, by
     7  June thirtieth, two  thousand  eighteen,  develop  a  program  to  train
     8  medical  professionals,  social  services providers, and social services
     9  employees to identify deficiencies in executive functioning. The  office
    10  shall also establish a facility or facilities for the purpose of provid-
    11  ing  screening  of  individuals  for  such deficiencies pursuant to this
    12  section. Such screening program and facilities  shall  be  developed  in
    13  consultation  with  experts  in  the  study of executive functioning and
    14  shall utilize rating scales designed to evaluate the range  of  deficits
    15  in clinic-referred or high-risk individuals in their executive function-
    16  ing.
    17    2.  For the purposes of this section, the term "executive functioning"
    18  shall mean the use of self-directed actions,  including  self-awareness,
    19  self-monitoring,  inhibition,  non-verbal working memory, verbal working
    20  memory, planning, and problem-solving, to choose goals to select,  enact
    21  and  sustain actions across time toward those goals for the maximization
    22  of one's long-term welfare.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13204-01-7
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