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File #: Int 2065-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring domestic violence shelters to develop an online platform for client sign-in and record maintenance.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Women and Gender Equity
On agenda: 8/27/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring domestic violence shelters to develop an online platform for client sign-in and record maintenance
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require that the Department of Social Services develop an online platform through which emergency shelter clients who are victims of domestic violence could sign-in for attendance purposes. The legislation would also require the Department of Social Services to maintain client records used to provide services on the digital platform and allow clients to access those records through a client portal.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2065, 2. Int. No. 2065, 3. August 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-27-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 27, 2020

Int. No. 2065

 

By Council Member Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring domestic violence shelters to develop an online platform for client sign-in and record maintenance

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 130 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

c. The department shall develop an online platform for sign-in and record keeping at emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence and shall publish information about such platform on the department’s website. Consistent with rules promulgated by the commissioner, an individual subject to daily census requirements, as described in sections 452.9 and 900.11 of title 18 of the New York codes, rules, and regulations, may sign-in for census purposes through such online platform. The online platform shall include a client portal where client documents shall be digitally stored and may be accessed by the department and clients for the provision of services.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of social services may take all actions necessary for its implementation including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

 

 

 

 

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