Laws of New York State
Reference: New York State Legislature
Last Update: Feb 22, 2015

§463-A - Statewide registry

Cite: N.Y. S.O.S. Law § 463-A (Consol.).

1. There shall be established in the department a statewide registry on community residential facilities. The department shall develop, in cooperation with the state agencies responsible for the planning, administration, licensing, regulation and operation of community residential facilities, a uniform data base for a statewide registry to include, but not be limited to, the following information:

(a) the nature or type of such community residence for the disabled including the class of disabled persons it is intended to serve;

(b) the title of the sponsoring agency responsible for the operation of such community residence;

(c) the geographical area in which such community residence is located, including but not limited to street address, municipality, local school district and health systems agency;

(d) the number of clients or residents authorized to live within such community residences; and

(e) the licensing authority of such community residence.

2. (a) The department shall, no later than December fifteenth, nineteen hundred eighty-three and annually thereafter, prepare a report to the governor and the legislature including the following information:

(i) a registry of all community residences presently operating in this state including the types of services provided, the number of persons served, the number of persons authorized to reside therein, the licensing authority by which it is governed and the municipality in which it is located; and

(ii) the number of persons in the state presently receiving placement in a community residence including the general type of services being provided and the municipality in which they are provided.

(b) The department shall prepare for inclusion in the annual report required by subdivision (d) of section seventeen of this chapter to be filed with the governor and the legislature prior to December fifteenth of each year an analysis of the information as previously described in paragraph (a) of this subdivision so as to improve the ability of such state agencies responsible for the planning, administration, licensing, regulation and operation of such community residences to effectively identify existing and future needs for persons and services in different areas and coordinate their planning efforts to meet such needs.

3. The department shall provide or cause to be provided technical assistance, within available resources, to municipalities which intend to establish similar coordinated planning functions as described in this act.

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