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File #: Int 1880-2020    Version: * Name: Parental notification of unexpected absences in day care services.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/11/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to parental notification of unexpected absences in day care services
Sponsors: The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Fernando Cabrera , Farah N. Louis, Ben Kallos, Mark Gjonaj
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: The proposed legislation would require day care services to make confirmed contact with parents or legal guardians in cases of unexpected absences. When a parent or legal guardian cannot be reached, day care services would be required to document that no less than three attempts were made to reach all contacts for the parents or legal guardians on file. Furthermore, day care services would be required to have at least two emergency contacts, in addition to the contacts for the parents or legal guardians, on file. When parents or legal guardians cannot be reached, day care service would be required to try to contact all emergency contacts on file.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1880, 2. Int. No. 1880, 3. February 11, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-20
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2/11/2020*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2020*The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1880

 

By The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Cabrera, Louis, Kallos and Gjonaj

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to parental notification of unexpected absences in day care services

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:Section 1. Chapter 13 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-1305.1 to read as follows:

§ 17-1305.1 Notification of absence. a. When any child is absent without notice from a child care service, such child care service shall notify the parent or legal guardian of such child’s absence within one hour of the child's scheduled time of arrival by telephone, text or email message or other means of immediate communication. When such parent or legal guardian cannot be reached or does not respond within 30 minutes of such immediate communication, the child care service must make at least three attempts to notify at least two emergency contacts listed in such child’s file, and shall maintain a record of having made such attempts in the log required by section 47.29 (e) of the New York city health code.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner may take such actions as are necessary to implement this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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