New York State Adult Protective Services Policy Directives

Adult Protective Services Policy Directives are issued by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to keep local social services districts (LSSD) and other interested parties informed about current program policy and procedures, and other significant information that has an impact on the provision of Adult Protective Services.

Administrative Directives (ADM) are designed to advise local social services districts of policy and procedures, which must be followed in the administration of Adult Protective Services.

Information Letters (INF) include articles of general interest to local district staff, i.e. pamphlets or brochures, new or revised lists of contacts, transmittals of recently enacted Federal or State legislation, etc. that affects Adult Protective Services.

Local Commissioner Memoranda (LCM) transmit information directly to the local commissioners on very specific topics, such as notification of limited special funding available only to local districts, statewide audit results requiring corrective action, or instructions to follow new and existing program or administrative procedures.

 

Section 1 – Essential Job Information

  • 18 NYCRR 457 – New York Code of Rules and Regulations Title 18.  Department of Social Services Chapter II. Regulations of the Department of Social Services Subchapter C.  Social Services Article 5.  Adult and Family Services Part 457.  Protective Services for Adults
  • 80 MB 15 – Bulletin 194 – PSA Delivery of Protective Services for Persons 18 Years of Age and Over Who Are Unable to Manage Their Own Personal and/or Financial Affairs
  • 82_INF_006 – Revised Definition for Protective Services for Adults (PSA) contained in the Statewide Consolidated Services Plan and Part 457 of the Department’s regulations
  • 88_ADM_023 – Responsibility of Local Social Services Districts to Provide  Involuntary Services to Protective Services for Adults (PSA) Clients Under Certain Circumstances=
  • 90 INF_16 – Protective Services for Adults: Mental Health Evaluations for Certain Involuntary Clients
  • 90_ADM_040 – Protective Services for Adults:   Client Characteristics
  • 91_ADM_020 – Protective Services for Adults:  Development of Written Plans for the Provision of Services to Involuntary Clients
  • 92_INF_004 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Questions and Answers from Regional Meetings on Client Characteristics
  • 92_INF_026 – Protective Services for Adults: Confidentiality/Information Sharing with Regard to Protective Services for Adults (PSA) Clients
  • 93_INF_036 – Protective Services for Adults: Revisions to Parts 404 and 457  of the Department’s Regulations
  • 94_INF_008 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Questions and Answers from  Regional Meetings on 93 ADM 23: PSA Intake
  • 94_INF_012 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Questions and Answers from Regional Meetings on 93 ADM 23: PSA Intake
  • 96_ADM_018 – Protective Services for Adults: Revised Process Standards
  • 98_OCFS_INF_005 – Protective Services for Adults: Mental Health Evaluation Referral Instrument
  • 99_OCFS_INF_006 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Confidential Information Sharing Agreement

Section 2 – Financial Management Services

  • 18 NYCRR 381 – New York Code of Rules and Regulations Title 18.  Department of Social Services Chapter II. Regulations of the Department of Social Services Subchapter B.  Public Assistance Article 3.  Authorization and Payment Part 381.  Method of Payment
  • 18 NYCRR 397 – New York Code of Rules and Regulations Title 18.  Department of Social Services Chapter II. Regulations of the Department of Social Services Subchapter B.  Public Assistance Article 5.  Miscellaneous Part 397.  Emergency Assistance for Adults
  • 79_INF_008 – Financial Management Procedures for Individual Clients
  • 83_ADM_015 – Financial Management Procedures for Protective Services for Adults (PSA)
  • 83_ADM_024 – Eased Medical Verification Procedures for Protective Services for Adults (PSA) Clients
  • 84_INF_008 – Financial Management for Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Representative Payee – Investing Conserved funds
  • 89_LCM_108 – The Provision of Financial Management Services to Intensive Case Management Clients

Section 3 Legal Services

  • 81_ADM_057 – Chapter 991, Laws of 1981: Short Term Involuntary Protective Services Orders
  • 82_ADM_032 – Chapter 991, Laws of 1981: Short Term Involuntary Protective Services Orders
  • 82_INF_018 – Chapter 154, Laws of 1982: Short Term Involuntary Protective Services Orders
  • 84_ADM_014 – Short Term Involuntary Protective Services Orders: Reports to the Department
  • 87_ADM_006 – Protective Services for Adults: Orders to Gain Access to Persons Believed to be in need of Protective Services for Adults (Chapter 413 of the Laws of 1986)
  • 89_INF_059 – Appointment of Guardians of Mentally Retarded and Developmentally Disabled Persons
  • 91_INF_040 – Protective Services for Adults: Clarification of Article 77 of the Mental Hygiene Law Relating to the Powers of Conservators to Make Placement Decisions (In the Matter of Grinker v. Rose, State of New York Court of Appeals
  • 92_INF_035 – Protective Services for Adults: Chapter 160 of the Laws of 1992, Community Guardianship Program
  • 92_INF_040 – Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law: Proceedings for the Appointment of a Guardian for Personal Needs or Property Management (Chapter 698 of the Laws of 1992
  • 93_INF_032 – Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law: Responses to Inquiries at Regional Meetings and Notice of Technical Amendments
  • 94_INF_014 – Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law: Training Approval and Other Implementation Issues
  • 95 INF-20 – Protective Services for Adults: Model Protocol Concerning the Working Relationship Between Police and PSA
  • 95_INF_010 – The Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act
  • 95_INF_020 – The Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act
  • 95_INF_037 – Protective Services for Adults:  Chapter 395, of the Laws of 1995: Adult Abuse Amendments
  • 97_ADM_002 – Protective Services for Adults:  Chapter 395, of the Laws of 1995: Adult Abuse Amendments
  • 97_INF_002 – Protective Services for Adults: Chapter 353, Support Laws of 1996: Strengthened Penalties for the Violation of the Orders of Protection
  • 99_OCFS_INF_005 – Protective Services for Adults: Amendments to Penal Law Concerning Vulnerable Elderly Adults/Chapter 381 of the Laws of 1998

Section 4 Hospitals, Health

  • 91_INF_034 – Health Care Agents and Proxies Statute
  • 92_INF_054 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Access to Hospital Records for the Purpose of Conducting PSA Investigations on Behalf of Persons Referred by General Hospitals
  • 92_INF_055 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Model Hospital Agreement
  • 93_INF_015 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA):  Revised Admission and Discharge Criteria for Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs)

Section 5 Office of Mental Health Issues

  • 87_INF_005 – Interagency Agreement Between the Department of Social Services and the Office of Mental Health  on Discharge Planning
  • 88_INF_002 – Interagency Agreement Between the Department and the Office of Mental Health on Discharge Planning
  • 90_INF_016 – Mental Health Evaluations for Certain Involuntary Clients
  • 92_INF_005 – The Use of the State Office of Mental Health’s Geriatric Admission Guidelines by Community Hospitals with Psychiatric Units
  • Memorandum of Understanding DSS and OMH – Memorandum of Understanding between Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Mental Health (OMH): Financial Management for Clients being served by OMH’s Intensive Case Management (ICM) Program

Section 6, OMRDD Issues

  • 07-OCFS-ADM-04 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Memorandum of Understanding with Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD)
  • 93_INF_037 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA):  Model Agreement with Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD)

Section 7 Adult, Elder Abuse

  • 95_INF_020 – The Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act
  • 97_ADM_002 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA):  Chapter 395, of the Laws of 1995:  Adult Abuse Amendments
  • 97_INF_002 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA):  Chapter 353, Support Laws of 1996: Strengthened Penalties for the Victims of Orders of Protection

Section 8 Other Services and Issues

  • 86_INF_032 – 86 INF-032 (Divisions of Adult Services and Medical Assistance)
  • The Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP)
  • 89_INF_041 – Protective Services for Adults: Clarification of Eligibility
  • 89_INF_042 – Providing Protective Services for Adults (PSA) to members of the Christian Science Church

PSA ADM -INF Summaries

Adult Elder Abuse Directives

  • 95_INF_020 – Family Protection & Domestic Violence Intervention
  • 97_ADM_002 – PSA Adult Abuse Amendments re Law of 1995
  • 97_INF_002 – Support Laws for Strengthening Penalties for Violations

Essential PSA INF’S & ADM’S

  • 18 NYCRR 457 – New York Code of Rules and Regulations Title 18.  Department of Social Services Chapter II.  Regulations of the Department of Social Services Subchapter C.  Social Services Article 5.  Adult and Family Services Part 457.  Protective Services for Adults
  • 82_INF_006 – Revised Definition for Protective Services for Adults (PSA) contained in the Statewide Consolidated Services Plan and Part 457 of the Department’s regulations
  • 88_ADM_023 – Responsibility of Local Social Services Districts to Provide  Involuntary Services to Protective Services for Adults (PSA) Clients Under Certain Circumstances
  • 90 INF_16 – Protective Services for Adults: Mental Health Evaluations for Certain Involuntary Clients
  • 90_ADM_040 – Protective Services for Adults: Client Characteristics
  • 91_ADM_020 – Protective Services for Adults: Development of Written Plans for the Provision of Services to Involuntary Clients
  • 92_INF_004 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Questions and Answers from Regional Meetings on Client Characteristics
  • 92_INF_026 – Protective Services for Adults: Confidentiality/Information Sharing with Regard to Protective Services for Adults (PSA) Clients
  • 93_INF_036 – Protective Services for Adults: Revisions to Parts 404 and 457  of the Department’s Regulations
  • 94_INF_008 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Questions and Answers from  Regional Meetings on 93 ADM 23: PSA Intake
  • 94_INF_012 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Questions and Answers from Regional Meetings on 93 ADM 23: PSA Intake
  • 96_ADM_018 – Protective Services for Adults: Revised Process Standards
  • 98_OCFS_INF_005 – Protective Services for Adults: Mental Health Evaluation Referral Instrument
  • 99_OCFS_INF_006 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Confidential Information Sharing Agreement

Hospitals & Health Directives

  • 91_INF_034 – Health Care Agents and Proxies Statute
  • 92_INF_054 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Access to Hospital Records for the Purpose of Conducting PSA Investigations on Behalf of Persons Referred by General Hospitals
  • 92_INF_055 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Model Hospital Agreement
  • 93_INF_015 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Revised Admission and Discharge Criteria for Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs)

OMRDD Directives

  • 07-OCFS-ADM-04 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Memorandum of Understanding with Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD)
  • 93_INF_037 – Protective Services for Adults (PSA):  Model Agreement with Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD)