Directs the state interoperable and emergency communication board to establish a system for advance notification of 911 answering points of developmentally disabled
Directs the state interoperable and emergency communication board to establish system for advance notification of 911 answering points of developmentally disabled present at certain residences and facilities.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
January 23, 2013
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to authorizing the advance
notification to local and state safety answering points on persons
with developmental disabilities at certain locations
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 328 of the county law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 11 to read as follows:
11. THE BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM, IN CONSULTATION
WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH AND THE COMMISSIONER OF DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES, WHICH AUTHORIZES THE OWNER OR RESIDENT OF ANY RESIDENCE OR
THE OPERATOR OF ANY FACILITY PROVIDING SERVICES TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISA-
BLED PERSONS, TO PROVIDE ANY LOCAL OR STATE SAFETY ANSWERING POINT SERV-
ING SUCH RESIDENCE OR FACILITY WITH INFORMATION OF THE PRESENCE AND
SPECIFIC NEED OF ANY PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES UPON THE
PREMISES. ALL SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE CONFIDENTIAL, BUT MAY BE
PROVIDED TO ANY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL DISPATCHED TO SUCH RESIDENCE OR
FACILITY IN RESPONSE TO AN EMERGENCY CALL.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.