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(vi) appropriate preventive and remedial action to be taken including legal actions, consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law.

Such standards shall also establish as a priority requirements that:

(A) subject to the amounts appropriated therefor, administrators, employees, [and] volunteers and consultants receive training in at least the following: child abuse prevention and identification, safety and security procedures, the principles of child development, the characteristics of children in care and techniques of group and child management including crisis intervention, the laws, regulations and procedures governing the protection of children from abuse and maltreatment, and other appropriate topics, provided, however, that the department may exempt administrators and consultants from such requirements upon demonstration of substantially equivalent knowledge or experience; and

(B) subject to the amounts appropriated therefor, children' receive instruction, consistent with their age, needs and circumstances as well as the needs and circumstances within the program, in techniques and procedures which will enable such children to protect themselves from abuse and maltreatment.

The department shall_take all reasonable and necessary actions to as sure that employees [or], volunteers and consultants in residential facilities and programs are kept apprised on a current basis of all department policies and procedures relating to the protection of children from abuse and maltreatment, and shall monitor and supervise the provision of training to such employees [or], volunteers and consultants. Regulations and standards developed pursuant to this subdivision shall, to the extent possible, be consistent with those promulgated by other state agencies for such purposes.

§ 22. Subdivision (b) of section 4212 of the education law, as added by chapter 676 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:

(b) Cooperate with the state department of social services to protect the health and safety of pupils at the school pursuant to title six of article six of the social services law. Such cooperation shall include: the making of reports of alleged child abuse or maltreatment; providing necessary assistance to the state department of social services in the department's investigation thereof and considering the recommendations of the state department of social services for preventive and remedial action including legal action and provide

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direct the residential facility to provide such written reports thereon to the department of social services as to the implementation of plans of prevention and remediation approved by the department of education; and

§ 23. Subdivision (c) of section 4212 of the education law, as amended by chapter 719 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:

(c) Provide for the development and implementation of a [corrective action] plan of prevention and remediation with respect to an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment. Such action shall include: (i) within ten days of receipt of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment, development and implementation of a plan of Çaction] prevention and remediation to be taken with respect to [an individual employee or volunteer) a custodian or the residential facility in order to assure the continued health and safety of children and to provide for the prevention of future acts of abuse or maltreatment; and (ii) development and implementation of a plan of prevention and remediation, in the event an investigation of a report of alleged child abuse or maltreatment determines that some credible evidence of abuse or maltreatment exists and such abuse or maltreatment may be attributed in whole or in part to noncompliance by the residential facility or program with provisions of this chapter or regulations of the department applicable to the operation of a residential facility or program. Any plan of prevention and remediation required to be developed pursuant to paragraph (ii) of this subdivision by a facility supervised by the department shall be submitted to and approved by the department in accordance with time limits established by regulations of the department. Implementation of the plan shall be monitored by the department. In reviewing the continued qualifications of a [child care] residential facility or program for an operating certificate, the department shall evaluate such facility's compliance with plans of prevention and remediation developed and implemented pursuant to this subdivision.

§ 24. Subdivisions (a) and (b) of section 4314 of the education law, as added by chapter 677 of the laws of 1985 and subdivision (a) as designated' by chapter 676 of the laws of 1985, are amended to read as follows:

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(a) Promulgate regulations concerning standards for the protection of children in residential care from abuse and maltreatment, including procedures for:

(i) consistent with appropriate collective agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law, the review and evaluation of the backgrounds of and the information supplied by any person applying to be an employee [or], a volunteer or consultant, which shall include but not be limited to the following requirements: that the applicant set forth his or her employment history, provide personal and employment references, and relevant experiential and educational information, and sign a sworn statement indicating whether the applicant, to the best of his or her knowledge, has ever been convicted of a crime in this state or any other jurisdiction;

(ii). establishing for employees, relevant minimal experiential and educational qualifications consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law;

(iii) assuring adequate, and appropriate supervision of employees [and], volunteers and consultants;

(iv) demonstrating by a residential facility or program that appropriate action is taken to assure the safety of the child who is reported to the state central register as well as other children in care, immediately upon notification that a report of child abuse or maltreatment has been made with respect to a [child's custodian] child in such residential facility or program;

(v) removing a child when it is determined that there is risk to such child if he or she continues to remain within a residential facility or program; and

(vi) appropriate preventive and remedial action to be taken including legal actions, consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law.

Such standards shall also establish as a priority requirements that: (1) subject to the amounts appropriated therefor, administrators, ployees, [and] volunteers and consultants receive training in at least the following: [(a)] child abuse prevention and identification, safety and security procedures, the principles of child development, the characteristics of children in care and techniques of group and child management including crisis intervention, the laws, regulations and procedures governing the protection of children from abuse and maltreatment, and other appropriate topics, provided however, that the departpent may exempt administrators and consultants from such requirements upon demonstration of substantially equivalent knowledge or experience; and

[(b) (2) subject to the amounts appropriated therefor, children receive instruction, consistent with their age, needs and circumstances as well as the needs and circumstances within the facility or program, in techniques and procedures which will enable such children to 'protect themselves from abuse and maltreatment.

The department shall take all reasonable and necessary actions to assure that employees [or], volunteers and consultants in residential facilities (and programs] are kept apprised on a current basis of all department policies and procedures relating to the protection of children from

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and maltreatment and shall monitor and supervise the provision of training to such employees [or], volunteers and consultants. Regulations and standards developed pursuant to this section shall, to the extent possible, be consistent with those promulgated by other state agencies for such purposes[:];

§ 25. Subdivision (c) of section 4314' of the education law, as added by chapter 676 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:

[(c)] (b), Cooperate with the state department of social services to protect the health and safety of pupils at the school pursuant to title six of article six of the social services law. Such cooperation shall include: the making of reports of alleged child abuse or maltreatment; providing necessary assistance to the state department of social services in the department's investigation thereof and considering the recommendations of the state department of social services for preventive and remedial action including legal action and provide or direct the residential facility to provide such written reports thereon to the department of social services as to the implementation of plans of vention and remediation approved by the department; and EXPLANATION-Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [] is old law

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§ 26. Subdivision (d) of section 4314 of the education law, as amended by chapter 719 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:

[(d)) (c) Provide for the development and implementation of [corrective action] plan of prevention and remediation with respect, to

indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment. Such action shall include: (i) within ten days of receipt of an indicated report of child abuse maltreatment, development and implementation of a plan of [action) prevention and remediation to be taken with respect to (an individual employee or volunteer a custodian or the residential facility in order to assure the continued health and safety of children and to provide for the prevention of future acts of abuse or maltreatment; and (ii) development and implementation of a plan of prevention and remediation, in the event an investigation of a report of alleged child abuse or maltreatment determines that some credible evidence of abuse or maltreatment exists and such abuse or maltreatment may be attributed in whole or in part to noncompliance by the residential facility or program with provisions of this chapter or regulations of the department applicable to the operation of (a) such residential facility or program. Any plan of prevention and remediation required to be developed pursuant to paragraph (ii) of this subdivision by facility supervised by

by the department shall be submitted to and approved by the department in accordance with time limits established by regulations of the department. Implementation of the plan shall be monitored by the department. In reviewing the continued qualifications of a [child' care] residential facility or program for an operating certificate, the department shall evaluate such facility's compliance with plans of prevention and remediation developed and implemented pursuant to this subdivision.

§ 27. Subdivision (a) of section 4358 of the education law, as added by chapter 677 of the laws of 1985 and designated by chapter 676 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:

(a) Promulgate regulations concerning standards for the protection of children in residential care from abuse and maltreatment, including procedures for:

(i) consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law, the review and evaluation of the backgrounds of and the information supplied by any person applying to be an employee (or), a volunteer or consultant, which shall include but not be limited to the following requirements: that the applicant set forth his or her employment history, provide personal and employment references and relevant experiential and educational information, and sign a sworn statement indicating whether the applicant, to the best of his or her knowledge, has ever been convicted of a crime in this state or any other jurisdiction; (ii). establishing, for

for employees, relevant minimal experiential and educational qualifications, consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law;

(iii) assuring adequate and appropriate supervision of employees [and], volunteers and consultants;

(iv) demonstrating by a residential facility or program that appropriate action is taken to assure the safety of the child who is reported to the state central register as well as other children in care, immediately upon notification that a report of child abuse or maltreatment has been made with respect to a [child's custodian] child in such facility or program;

(v) removing a child when it is determined that there is risk to such child if he or she continues to remain within a facility or program; and

(vi) appropriate preventive and remedial action to be taken including legal actions, consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law.

Such standards shall also establish as a priority requirements that: (A) subject to the amounts appropriated therefor, administrators, ployees [and] volunteers and consultants receive training in at least the following: child abuse prevention and identification, safety and security procedures, the principles of child development, the characteristics of children in care and techniques of group and child management including crisis intervention, the laws, regulations and procedures governing the protection of children from abuse and maltreatment, and other appropriate topics, provided however, that the department may exempt administrators and consultants from such requirements upon demonstration of substantially equivalent knowledge or experience; and

(B) subject to the amounts appropriated therefor, children receive instruction, consistent with their age, needs and circumstances as well as

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the needs and circumstances of the [program] facility, in techniques and procedures which will enable such children to protect themselves from abuse and maltreatment.

The department shall take all reasonable and necessary actions to assure that employees [or], volunteers and consultants in residential facilities and programs are kept apprised on a current basis of all department policies and procedures relating to the protection of children from abuse and maltreatment and shall monitor and supervise the provision of training to such administrators, employees, volunteers [and], children and consultants. Regulations and standards developed pursuant to this section shall, to the extent possible, be consistent with those promulgated by other state agencies for such purposes[:];

§ 28. Subdivision (b) of section 4358 of the education law, as added by chapter 676 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:

(b) Cooperate with the state department of social services to protect the health and safety of pupils at the school pursuant to title six of article six of the social services law. Such cooperation shall include: the making of reports of alleged child abuse or maltreatment; providing necessary assistance to the state department of social services in the department's investigation thereof and considering the recommendations of the state department of social services for preventive and remedial action including legal action and provide direct the residential facility to

provide such written reports to the department of social services as to the implementation of plans of prevention and remediation approved by the department; and

§ 29. Subdivision (c) of' section 4358 of the education law, as amended by chapter 719 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:

Provide for the development and implementation of a [corrective action] plan of prevention and remediation with respect to an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment. Such action shall include: (i) within ten days of receipt of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment, development and implementation of a plan of [action] prevention and remediation to be taken with respect to [an individual employee or volunteer) a custodian or the residential facility in order to assure the continued health and safety of children and to provide for the

prevention of future acts of abuse or maltreatment; and (ii) development and implementation of a plan of prevention and remediation, in the event an investigation of a report of alleged child abuse or maltreatment determines that some credible evidence of abuse or maltreatment exists and such abuse or maltreatment may be attributed in whole or in part to noncompliance by the residential facility or program with provisions of this chapter or regulations of the department applicable to the operation of [a] such residential facility or program. Any plan of prevention and remediation required to be developed pursuant to paragraph (ii) of this subdivision by a facility, supervised by the department shall be submitted to, and approved by the department in accordance with time limits established by regulations of the department. Implementation of the plan shall be monitored by the department. In reviewing the continued qualifications of a [child care] residential facility or program for

an operating certificate, the department shall evaluate such facility's compliance with plans of prevention and remediation developed and implemented pursuant to this subdivision.

§ 30. Subdivision 11 of section 4403 of the education law, as added by chapter_677 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:

11. To promulgate regulations concerning standards for the protection of children in residential care from abuse and maltreatment, including procedures for:

(a) consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law, the review and evaluation of the backgrounds of and the information supplied by, any person applying to be an employee (or), a volunteer or consultant, which shall include but not be limited to the following requirements: that the applicant set forth his or her employment history, provide personal and employment references, and relevant experiential and educational qualifications, and, sign a sworn statement indicating whether the applicant, to the best of his or her knowledge has ever been convicted of a crime in this state or any other jurisdiction; EXPLANATION—Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law

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(b) establishing, for employees, relevant minimal experiential and educational qualifications, consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law; volunteers and consultants;

assuring adequate and appropriate supervision of employees [and], fich (d) demonstrating by a residential facility or program that appropriate action is taken to assure the safety of the child who is reported to the state central register as well as other children in care, immediately upon notification that a report of child abuse or maltreatment has been made with respect to a [child's custodian] child in such residential facility or program;

(e) removing a child when it is determined that there is risk to such child if he or she continues to remain within a residential facility program; and

(8) appropriate preventive and remedial action to be taken including legal actions consistent with appropriate collective bargaining agreements and applicable provisions of the civil service law.

Such standards shall also establish as a priority requirements that: (A) subject

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amounts appropriated therefor, administrators, employees, . [and] volunteers and consultants receive training in at

least the following: child abuse prevention and identification, safety and security procedures, the principles of child development, the characteristics of children in care, and techniques of group and child management including crisis intervention, the laws, regulations and procedures governing the protection of children from abuse and maltreatment, and other appropriate topics, provided however, that the department may exempt administrators and consultants from such requirements upon demonstration of substantially equivalent knowledge or experience; and

(B) subject to the amounts appropriated therefor, children receive instruction, consistent with their age, needs and circumstances as well as the needs and circumstances within the program, in techniques and procedures which will enable such children to protect themselves from abuse and maltreatment.

The department shall_take all reasonable and necessary actions to assure that employees [or], volunteers and consultants in residential facilities and programs are kept apprised on a current basis of all department policies and procedures relating to the protection of children from abuse and maltreatment and shall monitor and supervise the provision of training to such administrators, employees, volunteers [and], children and consultants. Regulations and standards developed pursuant to this subdivision shall,, to the extent possible, be consistent with those promulgated by other state agencies

for such purposes.

§ 31. Subdivision 12 of section 4403 of the education law, as added by chapter_676 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:

12. To cooperate with the state department of social services and other departments, divisions and agencies of the state when a report is received pursuant to title six of article six of the social services law[] to protect the health and safety of children in residential placement. Such cooperation shall include: the making of reports of alleged child abuse or maltreatment; providing necessary assistance to the state department of social services in the department's investigation thereof and considering the recommendations of the state department social services for preventive and remedial action, including legal action and providing written reports thereon to the department of social services as to the implementation of plans of prevention and remediation approved by the department.

§ 32. Subdivision 13 of section 4403 of the education law, as amended by chapter 719 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:

13. To provide for the development and implementation of a [corrective action] plan of prevention and remediation with respect to an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment. Such action shall include: (a) within ten days of receipt of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment, development and implementation of a plan of [action] prevention and remediation to be taken with respect to [an individual employee or volunteer] a custodian or the residential facility in order to assure the continued health and safety of children and to provide for the prevention of future acts of abuse or maltreatment; and (b) development and implementation of a plan of prevention and remediation, in the event investigation of a report of alleged child abuse or maltreatment determines that some credible evidence of abuse or maltreatment exists and such abuse or maltreatment may be attributed in whole or in part to non

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