Governor Hochul signing legislation establishing the Office of the Chief Disability Officer.

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2023 -2024 NY Legislative Session
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Passed Final House and Awaits Delivery to Governor Hochul


Bill No.

Bill Title

Bill Summary



Departmental Bill #9, DDPC Program Bill

Updates the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) rules to comply with Federal requirements and update language for the use of "person first" language. The law would be effective upon passage



Caregiver Workforce Shortage Study

Directs DOH, OPWDD, OCFS, OMH, DOL, and the Office for the Aging to conduct a study to identify the various issues impacting formal and informal caregivers to determine the best approach to address the workforce shortage. The law would become effective upon the Governor’s signature and the study would be due one year after enactment.



Training for CPS Employees on Neglect/Abuse of people with DD

Requires OCFS to provide training to child protective services employees so they can identify abused or maltreated child when such child is an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability. Requires OCFS to consult with the Justice Center. The law would be effective one-year after being signed by the Governor.



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