File #: Int 1577-2017    Version: * Name: Establishing an office of case management.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 4/25/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing an office of case management
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Inez D. Barron, Vincent J. Gentile, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: The bill would require the creation of the Office of Case Management. The Office would be tasked with developing recommendations on how electronic case management systems used by City departments that provide direct services can be upgraded to facilitate information sharing among departments and increasing the use of digital tools to best serve clients. The Office would also develop recommendations on how systems which are required by the State may be updated to facilitate further information sharing. The bill would require the director of the Office to submit an annual report on all recommendations.
Indexes: Other Appointment Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1577, 2. Int. No. 1577, 3. April 25, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 6/27/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 6/27/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/27/17
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6/27/2017*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2017*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/4/2017*Stephen T. Levin City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1577

 

By Council Members Levin, Barron, Gentile and Ferreras-Copeland

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing an office of case management

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 20-C to read as follows:

§ 20-C Office of case management. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Case management system. The term “case management system” means any electronic software used to collect, record, and/or manage information about services individuals may apply for or receive.

Director. The term “director” means the director of the office of case management modernization.

b. The mayor shall establish an office of case management. Such office may be established in the executive office of the mayor or may be established as a separate office or within any office of the mayor or department. Such office shall be headed by a director who shall be appointed by the mayor or by the head of such department.

c. Powers and duties. The director shall have the power and duty to:

1. advise and assist the mayor and the heads of departments which provide services to city residents including, but not limited to, the department of social services, the department of homeless services, the administration for children’s services, the department of education, and the department of housing preservation and development on how to update case management systems to enable the integration of such systems in order to facilitate information sharing among departments and how such agencies can increase the use of digital tools to interact with the individuals served by such agencies including but not limited to applying for services, electronically uploading documents, reminders and updates by text message, and electronic notification regarding available services;

2. develop and submit recommendations to offices and departments of the state of New York on how case management systems required by the state of New York may be upgraded in order to allow for information sharing among city departments and programs to the extent possible, and to encourage shared systems development to achieve policy objectives and improve services;

3. monitor and evaluate any existing case management systems and updates to such systems pursuant to recommendations developed pursuant to this section; and

4. perform other duties as the mayor may assign.

d. Within one year of the effective date of the local law that added this section, and annually thereafter, the director shall prepare and submit a report to the mayor and the council which shall include, but not be limited to, any recommendations developed pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of this section, whether such recommendations were accepted, an evaluation of the effectiveness of such recommendations, the evaluation required pursuant to paragraph 3 and any other duties assigned to the office pursuant to paragraph 4.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS # 8423/9354

1/4/17