Requires day care facilities to post a copy of the most recent inspection report.
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (4): Ball, DeFrancisco, Little, Seward
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring child day care facilities to post a copy of the most recent inspection report
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to require all child day care providers in the State that operate a residential or non-residential child day care facility to post the most recent copy of their inspection report in a prominent place, and if possible on the website of such provider.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Adds a new Social Services Law section 390-i to require that all child care providers in the State must post the more recent copy of their inspection report in a prominent place, and if possible on the website of such provider. This provision applies to all child care providers that operate a residential or non-residential in New York State, including those regulated by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (NYS Office) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Health (NYC Department).
Section 2: All residential and non-residential child day care facilities regulated by the NYS Office and the NYC Department must comply with the posting requirements to be enforced by the NYS Office or NYC Department in accordance with their rules or regulations.
JUSTIFICATION: This legislative proposal attempts to address the issue of the occurrence of repeated safety and sanitation cited violations that are occurring in child day care centers, homes and facilities in New York City and across the State. The problem revolves around the fact that after such providers are cited for these safety and sanitation violations, that such conditions are not remedied or the condition of the facility lapses back into a deficient unsafe or unsanitary condition. By requiring such child day care providers to post their most recent inspection report issued by the NYS Office or NYC Department in a prominent place at each facility, and if possible on their websites, the families of enrollees that attend such facilities and the general public will know of the current condition of the facility. Further, families that are looking to enroll their children in a day care facility will be able to easily be informed of the performance record and safety & sanitation conditions of such child day care center. Arming the public with this information can encourage such providers to better comply with the State's and NYC safety and sanitation laws, and thus better protecting our children that are cared for in such places.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5414--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 16, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, CARLUCCI, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee on Rules -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring child day care facilities to post a copy of the most recent inspection report THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 390-i to read as follows: S 390-I. NOTICE OF INSPECTION REPORT. 1. EACH CHILD DAY CARE PROVIDER THAT OPERATES A RESIDENTIAL OR NON-RESIDENTIAL CHILD DAY CARE FACILITY, WHERE CHILD DAY CARE IS PROVIDED SHALL POST A COPY OF ITS MOST RECENT INSPECTION REPORT IN A PROMINENT PLACE, AND IF POSSIBLE ON THE WEBSITE OF SUCH PROVIDER. 2. ALL SUCH RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL CHILD DAY CARE FACILITIES REGULATED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, SHALL COMPLY WITH THE POSTING REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION TO BE ENFORCED BY THE APPLICABLE STATE OR CITY AGENCY PURSUANT TO ITS RULES OR REGULATIONS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. Provided, however, that effective immediately any rules and regulations necessary to imple- ment the provisions of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be completed on or before such date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11037-02-3