This bill has been amended

Bill S7006A-2011

Requires providers of services for the developmentally disabled to perform certain duties

Requires providers of services for the developmentally disabled to perform certain duties relating to providing an independent medical examination whenever an allegation of abuse or neglect of a child or adult is reported.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 6, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • May 30, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 7006A
  • May 30, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • Apr 20, 2012: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities - Jun 6, 2012
Ayes (10): McDonald, Ball, Bonacic, Hannon, Seward, Zeldin, Huntley, Duane, Peralta, Klein

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7006A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of providers of services for the developmentally disabled

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require there must be an independent medical evaluation of an individual who is developmentally disabled if there is an allegation of abuse.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 31.11 of the Mental Hygiene Law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6.

JUSTIFICATION: Any time abuse of an individual who is disabled is suspected, there is a medical evaluation. However, the group home or non-profit agency often sends the client to a medical professional who is affiliated with the group home or a medical professional who is on the board of the home or non-profit agency. This legislation would require that in cases where there is an allegation of serious physical injury or sexual abuse, that the medical evaluation be completed by a medical professional who has no affiliation whatsoever with the organization. In this way the evaluation is completely unbiased.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7006--A IN SENATE April 20, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to duties of provid- ers of services for the developmentally disabled 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. PROVIDING AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION AT A HOSPITAL, URGENT CARE OR SIMILAR INSTITUTION WHENEVER AN ALLEGATION OF SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY OR SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD OR ADULT UNDER SUCH CARE IS REPORTED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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