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S05196 Summary:

BILL NOS05196B
 
SAME ASSAME AS A07312-A
 
SPONSORSANDERS
 
COSPNSRHOYLMAN
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §219-a, Eld L
 
Requires the office for the aging to develop and provide elder abuse prevention training to train senior service centers and contractors in the detection and reporting of elder abuse in consultation with the office of children and family services.
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S05196 Actions:

BILL NOS05196B
 
02/26/2021REFERRED TO AGING
05/03/2021AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO AGING
05/03/2021PRINT NUMBER 5196A
05/04/2021AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGING
05/04/2021PRINT NUMBER 5196B
05/11/20211ST REPORT CAL.991
05/12/20212ND REPORT CAL.
05/19/2021ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
05/26/2021PASSED SENATE
05/26/2021DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
05/26/2021referred to aging
01/05/2022died in assembly
01/05/2022returned to senate
01/05/2022REFERRED TO AGING
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S05196 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         5196--B
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    February 26, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Aging  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the elder law, in  relation  to  providing  elder  abuse
          prevention training
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a new section  219-a  to
     2  read as follows:
     3    219-a.  Elder abuse awareness and prevention training. 1. The director
     4  shall,  in  cooperation  with the office of children and family services
     5  and the division of state police:
     6    (a) develop, maintain and disseminate educational material relating to
     7  abuse of adults,  including  physical  abuse,  sexual  abuse,  emotional
     8  abuse,  active  neglect,  passive  neglect,  self neglect, and financial
     9  exploitation, as such terms are defined in section four  hundred  seven-
    10  ty-three of the social services law,
    11    (b) establish and implement written procedures and policies for senior
    12  centers  and  contractors  in  the event employees of senior centers and
    13  employees of entities that contract with the office and  the  office  of
    14  children  and  family  services  encounters  such  abuse,  including the
    15  provision of information and referral, and
    16    (c) nothing in this section shall prevent the  office  from  utilizing
    17  materials in section two hundred nineteen of this title.
    18    2.  (a)  The  director shall develop a program to train senior service
    19  providers in the detection and reporting of elder  abuse.  Such  program
    20  shall also include training on the counseling of elder abuse victims.
    21    (b)  The  director  shall require that employees of senior centers and
    22  employees of entities that contract with the office and  the  office  of
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03877-03-1

        S. 5196--B                          2
 
     1  children  and family services to provide services to senior citizens, be
     2  trained in elder abuse detection, reporting and counseling, and  receive
     3  supplemental  refresher  training regarding the same at least once every
     4  three years, if such employee has or is expected to have significant and
     5  direct person to person contact with senior citizens.
     6    (c)  The  director  shall  require senior centers to hold at least two
     7  educational sessions per year during which guests  and  members  of  the
     8  senior  center  will receive counseling regarding elder abuse prevention
     9  and awareness and be instructed on how to detect and report instances of
    10  elder abuse.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    12  it shall have become a law.
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