Bill S6929-2013

Requires notice be posted in programs subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, informing employees to call 911 during an emergency

Requires notice be posted in programs subject to regulation by the office for people with developmental disabilities, informing employees to call 911 during an emergency and directing them to make required reports relating to abuse or neglect to the justice center for the protection of people with special needs or to law enforcement.

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  • Apr 2, 2014: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6929 IN SENATE April 2, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of provid- ers of service to people with developmental disabilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 31.11 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. FOR PROGRAMS LICENSED, CERTIFIED, OPERATED, AUTHORIZED OR FUNDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, POSTING A VISIBLE NOTICE IN A PUBLIC AREA VISIBLE TO EMPLOYEES INFORMING SUCH EMPLOYEES TO CALL 911 IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. FURTHER, THE NOTICE SHALL INFORM EMPLOYEES THAT, PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ELEVEN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, THEY SHALL REPORT TO THE JUSTICE CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IF IT IS BELIEVED THAT ABUSE OR NEGLECT OF A SERVICE RECIPIENT HAS OCCURRED; AND MAY CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT IF IT IS BELIEVED THAT SUCH ABUSE OR NEGLECT CONSTITUTES A CRIME. SUCH NOTICE SHALL CONTAIN THE PHONE NUMBER OF THE JUSTICE CENTER HOTLINE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ENTITY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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