N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law Section 13.25
Safety


(a)

The commissioner and the directors of facilities under his or her jurisdiction may designate safety officers to act as special police officers whose duty it shall be, under orders of the appropriate officer, to preserve peace and good order in such facilities and to fully protect the grounds, buildings, and patients. Such safety officers acting as special police officers shall possess all the powers of peace officers, as set forth in section 2.20 of the criminal procedure law, while performing duties in or arising out of the course of their employment. Such peace officers when acting pursuant to their special duties may issue and serve a simplified traffic information and appearance ticket, in the form prescribed by the commissioner of motor vehicles pursuant to Vehicle & Traffic Law § 207 (Uniform traffic summons and complaint)section two hundred seven of the vehicle and traffic law, upon a person when he or she has reasonable cause to believe that such person has committed a traffic infraction in his or her presence, and shall have the power to issue and serve an appearance ticket as defined in section 150.10 of the criminal procedure law for an offense other than a felony in lieu of an arrest.

(b)

The commissioner shall cause to be developed and implemented a comprehensive training program for such safety officers. Such a program is to be provided to persons hired as safety officers within five weeks after such hiring, and shall include, but need not be limited to training in the following areas:

1.

fire prevention;

2.

basic criminal law;

3.

first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation;

4.

conducting investigations;

5.

rudimentary police work, including issuance of summons, traffic control, and lawful use of force;

6.

the proper use of restraint; and

7.

any other training deemed necessary to augment such person’s skills in providing necessary safety and security services for the facility.

Source: Section 13.25 — Safety, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/MHY/13.­25 (updated Jan. 11, 2019; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

13.01
Declaration of policy
13.03
Definitions
13.05
Developmental disabilities advisory council
13.06
Annual plan
13.07
Office for people with developmental disabilities
13.09
Powers of the office and commissioner
13.11
Organization and administration of the office for people with developmental disabilities and its facilities
13.13
Local services
13.15
Programs of the office for people with developmental disabilities
13.16
Fiscal year report
13.17
Programs, services, and operations in the office for people with developmental disabilities
13.19
Personnel of the office
13.21
Directors of state operations offices and developmental disabilities regional offices in the office for people with developmental disabil...
13.23
Education and training programs
13.24
Sheltered workshops, work activity and day training services
13.25
Safety
13.27
Facility services
13.29
Gifts
13.31
Disposition of moneys and securities
13.33
Boards of visitors
13.34
On-site client advocacy in developmental centers
13.35
Actions against persons rendering professional services at the request of the office
13.37
Powers of the office and commissioner in relation to the planning and referral of children with developmental disabilities for adult serv...
13.37‑A
Transitional care
13.38
Additional duties of the office with respect to persons receiving transitional care
13.39
Registration and notification of boards of directors or trustees of certain voluntary not-for-profit facilities or corporations
13.40
People first waiver program
13.41
Integrated employment plan
13.41*2
Retaliatory personnel actions
13.42
Autism spectrum disorders advisory board
13.43
First responder training
13.43*2
Disabilities identification card

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Jan. 11, 2019

§ 13.25’s source at nysenate​.gov

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