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A08901 Summary:

BILL NO    A08901A

SAME AS    SAME AS S07350-A

SPONSOR    Paulin (MS)

COSPNSR    Morelle, Scarborough, Aubry, Gunther, Magnarelli, Zebrowski,
           Abinanti, Galef, Camara, Englebright, Rivera P, Thiele, Colton,
           Lancman, Miller M, Roberts, Stevenson, Jaffee, Castro, Moya, Hooper,
           Skartados

MLTSPNSR   Arroyo, Gottfried, Latimer, McEneny, Perry, Schimel, Simotas

Amd S413, Soc Serv L

Expands the persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected child abuse.
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A08901 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        8901--A

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 4, 2012
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A. PAULIN, MORELLE, SCARBOROUGH, AUBRY, GUNTHER,
         MAGNARELLI,   ZEBROWSKI,   ABINANTI,   GALEF,   CAMARA,   ENGLEBRIGHT,
         P. RIVERA,  THIELE,  COLTON,  LANCMAN,  M. MILLER, ROBERTS, STEVENSON,
         JAFFEE, CASTRO, MOYA, HOOPER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO,
         GOTTFRIED, LATIMER, McENENY, PERRY, SCHIMEL, SIMOTAS -- read once  and
         referred  to  the  Committee  on  Children  and  Families -- committee
         discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
         to said committee

       AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  expanding  the
         persons responsible for reporting cases of suspected child abuse

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 413 of the social
    2  services law, as amended by chapter 91 of the laws of 2011,  is  amended
    3  to read as follows:
    4    (a)  The  following  persons  and  officials are required to report or
    5  cause a report to be made in accordance with this title when  they  have
    6  reasonable  cause  to  suspect  that a child coming before them in their
    7  professional or official capacity is an abused or maltreated  child,  or
    8  when  they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is an abused or
    9  maltreated child where the parent, guardian, custodian or  other  person
   10  legally  responsible  for  such child comes before them in their profes-
   11  sional or official capacity and states from  personal  knowledge  facts,
   12  conditions or circumstances which, if correct, would render the child an
   13  abused  or maltreated child: any physician; registered physician assist-
   14  ant; surgeon; medical  examiner;  coroner;  dentist;  dental  hygienist;
   15  osteopath;  optometrist;  chiropractor;  podiatrist;  resident;  intern;
   16  psychologist; registered nurse; social worker; emergency medical techni-
   17  cian; licensed creative arts therapist;  licensed  marriage  and  family
   18  therapist;  licensed  mental  health  counselor; licensed psychoanalyst;
   19  hospital personnel engaged in the admission, examination, care or treat-
   20  ment of persons; a  Christian  Science  practitioner;  school  official,
   21  which  includes  but  is  not limited to school teacher, school guidance

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD13715-04-2
       A. 8901--A                          2

    1  counselor, school psychologist,  school  social  worker,  school  nurse,
    2  school administrator or other school personnel required to hold a teach-
    3  ing  or administrative license or certificate; SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR;
    4  SCHOOL  PERSONNEL  OR OTHER PERSON REQUIRED TO HOLD A TEMPORARY COACHING
    5  LICENSE OR PROFESSIONAL COACHING CERTIFICATE;  social  services  worker;
    6  director  of  a  children's overnight camp, summer day camp or traveling
    7  summer day camp, as such camps are defined in section  thirteen  hundred
    8  ninety-two  of the public health law; day care center worker; school-age
    9  child care worker; provider of family or group family day care; employee
   10  or volunteer in a residential care facility defined in subdivision  four
   11  of  section  four hundred twelve-a of this title or any other child care
   12  or foster care worker; mental health professional; substance abuse coun-
   13  selor; alcoholism counselor; all persons credentialed by the  office  of
   14  alcoholism  and substance abuse services; peace officer; police officer;
   15  district attorney or assistant district attorney; investigator  employed
   16  in the office of a district attorney; or other law enforcement official.
   17    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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