Bill S7812-2013

Relates to the issuance of guidance documents to certain state oversight agencies for meeting reporting requirements established by the justice center

Relates to the issuance of guidance documents to certain state oversight agencies for meeting reporting requirements established by the justice center.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 18, 2014: referred to mental health
  • Jun 18, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 18, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 18, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1525
  • Jun 18, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 11, 2014: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 18, 2014
Ayes (23): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Little, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Montgomery, Parker, Perkins
Ayes W/R (1): Gianaris
Excused (1): Espaillat

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7812

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the powers and duties of the justice center

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to allow each state agency under the jurisdiction of the Justice Center to establish unique guidance documents reflecting the state agency's particular mission and constituency.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivisions 26 and 27 of section 553 of the executive law, as added by section 3 of part A of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012, are amended and a new subdivision 28 is added which requires state agencies which fall under the Justice Center to produce current procedures and practices for recording and reporting reportable incidents utilizing a set of core principles developed by the Justice Center.

Section 2 establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The requirement for uniformity for the handling of incidents among the six state agencies which fall under the jurisdiction of the Justice Center has delayed its ability to issue guidance documents to providers in a timely fashion. Due to the enormous differences in the populations served, identical procedures are often impractical and even contraindicated in certain cases. A set of core principles will serve the purpose of creating consistency across state agencies without encumbering the ability to produce timely and effective procedures.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7812 IN SENATE June 11, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 executive law, in relation to the powers and duties of the justice center THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 26 and 27 of section 553 of the executive law, as added by section 3 of part A of chapter 501 of the laws of 2012, are amended and a new subdivision 28 is added to read as follows: 26. To review the cost effectiveness of mental hygiene programs and procedures provided for by law with particular attention to efficiency, effectiveness and economy in the management, supervision and delivery of such programs. Such review may include but is not limited to: (a) deter- mining reasons for rising costs and possible means of controlling them; (b) analyzing and comparing expenditures in mental hygiene to determine the factors associated with variations in costs; and (c) analyzing and comparing achievements in selected samples to determine the factors associated with variations in program success and their relationship to mental hygiene costs; [and] 27. In its discretion, to review the policies and practices relating to the prevention of abuse or neglect in facilities or provider agen- cies, including staffing patterns of various service models and the supervision required to help ensure the safety of service recipients[.]; AND 28. TO DEVELOP GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF REPORTABLE INCIDENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS SHALL BE ADDRESSED TO EACH STATE OVERSIGHT AGENCY IDENTIFIED IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THIS ARTICLE AND SHALL CONTAIN A UNIQUE SET OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH SUCH AGENCY TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION EACH SUCH AGENCY'S PARTICULAR MISSION AND CONSTITUENCY. EACH SUCH AGENCY SHALL, AT THE REQUEST OF THE JUSTICE CENTER, PRODUCE FOR THE JUSTICE CENTER'S REVIEW, CURRENT PROCE- DURES AND PRACTICES UTILIZED IN RECORDING AND REPORTING REPORTABLE INCI-
DENTS. TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY ACROSS STATE AGENCIES, THE JUSTICE CENTER SHALL DEVELOP OR IDENTIFY A UNIFORM SET OF CORE PRINCIPALS TO BE INCLUDED IN ANY GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS PRODUCED. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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