A06741 Summary:

Amd 413, Soc Serv L; add 1266-m, Pub Auth L
Requires the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse or maltreatment by certain employees of the metropolitan transportation authority; requires such employees to complete coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.
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A06741 Actions:

05/08/2023referred to children and families
01/03/2024referred to children and families
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A06741 Committee Votes:

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A06741 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06741 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 8, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CUNNINGHAM  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Children and Families
        AN ACT to amend the social services law and the public authorities  law,
          in  relation  to  requiring the mandatory reporting of suspected child
          abuse or maltreatment by certain employees of the metropolitan  trans-
          portation authority

          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 section 7 of part C of  chapter  57  of  the
     3  laws of 2018, is amended 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  licensed behavior analyst; certified behavior analyst assistant;  hospi-
    20  tal  personnel  engaged in the admission, examination, care or treatment
    21  of persons; a Christian Science  practitioner;  school  official,  which
    22  includes  but  is not limited to school teacher, school guidance counse-
    23  lor, school psychologist, school social  worker,  school  nurse,  school
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 6741                             2
     1  administrator  or  other school personnel required to hold a teaching or
     2  administrative license or certificate;  full  or  part-time  compensated
     3  school employee required to hold a temporary coaching license or profes-
     4  sional coaching certificate; social services worker; employee of a publ-
     5  icly-funded  emergency shelter for families with children; director of a
     6  children's overnight camp, summer day camp or traveling summer day camp,
     7  as such camps are defined in section thirteen hundred ninety-two of  the
     8  public health law; day care center worker; school-age child care worker;
     9  provider  of family or group family day care; employee or volunteer in a
    10  residential care facility for children that is  licensed,  certified  or
    11  operated  by  the  office  of children and family services; or any other
    12  child care or foster care worker; mental health professional;  substance
    13  abuse  counselor;  alcoholism counselor; all persons credentialed by the
    14  office of alcoholism and substance abuse services;  employees,  who  are
    15  expected  to  have  regular  and substantial contact with children, of a
    16  health home or health home care management  agency  contracting  with  a
    17  health  home  as  designated  by the department of health and authorized
    18  under section three hundred sixty-five-l of this chapter or such employ-
    19  ees who provide home and community based services under a  demonstration
    20  program pursuant to section eleven hundred fifteen of the federal social
    21  security  act  who  are expected to have regular and substantial contact
    22  with children; peace  officer;  police  officer;  district  attorney  or
    23  assistant  district  attorney;  investigator employed in the office of a
    24  district attorney; or other law enforcement official; or  any  employees
    25  of  the  metropolitan  transportation authority who are expected to have
    26  regular contact with children.
    27    § 2. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
    28  1266-m to read as follows:
    29    §  1266-m. Training in the reporting of suspected cases of child abuse
    30  and maltreatment. 1. Every employee of the authority required to  report
    31  child abuse or maltreatment, pursuant to subdivision one of section four
    32  hundred  thirteen of the social services law, shall, prior to assumption
    33  of the position which requires such reporting,  complete  two  hours  of
    34  coursework  or  training  regarding  the identification and reporting of
    35  child abuse and maltreatment; provided that every employee holding  such
    36  a  position  on  or  before  the  effective  date  of this section shall
    37  complete such coursework or training within one year  of  the  effective
    38  date  of  this section. Employees shall complete two hours of subsequent
    39  coursework or training not less than once every two years.
    40    2. The office of children and family  services  shall  approve  and/or
    41  establish   the  coursework  and  training  required  to  implement  the
    42  provisions of this section. Such coursework and training may  be  devel-
    43  oped  so that it can be offered through various means including, but not
    44  limited to, internet-based courses and teleconferences.
    45    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    46  it shall have become a law.
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