This bill would require the creation of a task force to review and evaluate the adult protective services program at the department of social services/human resources administration.
Int. No. 400
By Council Members Vallone, Brannan and Holden
A Local Law in relation to the creation of a task force to review and evaluate the adult protective services program at the department of social services/human resources administration
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. a. There shall be a senior task force to develop and recommend changes to the laws, rules, regulations and policies related to the adult protective services program at the department of social services/human resources administration, and specifically in regard to case management and legal services for the senior community in New York city.
b. Such task force shall consist of nine members as follows:
i. Five members shall be appointed by the mayor, including the commissioner for the aging or his or her designee, who shall be the chairperson of such task force, and four members shall be appointed by the speaker of the city council, provided that appointees will have backgrounds in the following areas: adult protective services, case management services and legal services for the senior community. One of the appointees of the speaker shall be a member of the public.
c. Each member shall serve for a term of three years to commence after the final member of the senior task force is appointed. Any vacancies in the membership of the senior task force shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A person filling such vacancy shall serve for the unexpired portion of the term of the succeeded member. All members shall be appointed to the senior task force within sixty days of the enactment of this local law.
d. No member of the senior task force shall be removed from office except for cause and upon notice and hearing by the appropriate appointing official.
e. Members of the senior task force shall serve without compensation and shall meet at least on a quarterly basis.
f. The senior task force shall issue a report to the mayor and the speaker of the council within six months of the formation of the senior task force, and every six months thereafter, detailing its activities and recommendations. Such report shall be posted on the website of the department of social services/human resources administration.
g. The senior task force shall terminate three years after the formation of such task force.
§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
AV / BM
Int 387-2014 / 11543
1/4/18 4:45 p.m.