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File #: Int 1131-2013    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of social services to provide semiannual reports to the council regarding referrals to adult protective services.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 8/22/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the department of social services to provide semiannual reports to the council regarding referrals to adult protective services.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Charles Barron, Mathieu Eugene, Lewis A. Fidler, Sara M. Gonzalez, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Ruben Wills, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, James G. Van Bramer, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Int. No. 1131
 
By Council Members Brewer, Barron, Eugene, Fidler, Gonzalez, Jackson, James, Koppell, Mendez, Palma, Richards, Rose, Wills, Rodriguez, Arroyo, Van Bramer, Mark-Viverito and Ferreras
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the department of social services to provide semiannual reports to the council regarding referrals to adult protective services.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter one of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-136 to read as follows:
§ 21-136. Semiannual reports regarding referrals to adult protective services. a. For the purposes of this section "adult protective services" shall mean the New York city department of social services/human resources administration case management program that arranges for services and support for physically and/or mentally impaired adults who are at risk of harm.
b. The commissioner shall provide written semiannual reports to the council regarding referrals to adult protective services. Each such report shall include, but not be limited to, the total number of referrals received by adult protective services during each six month period and the number of referred individuals who were determined ineligible during such six month period, disaggregated by the reason such individuals were determined ineligible, a general description of the source of the referrals, and the council district, community board and zip code of the referred individuals. For purposes of this subdivision, the first such report shall cover the period from July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 and each subsequent report shall cover the following six month period. Each six month period shall be deemed to end on June 30 and December 31 of each calendar year. Each report shall be submitted within sixty days of the end of such period. Nothing herein shall require the department to share information that identifies the subject of or the individuals who made such referrals.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
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