2022 New York Laws
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - Specific Offenses
Title O - Offenses Against Marriage, the Family, and the Welfare of Children and Incompetents
Article 260 - Offenses Relating to Children, Disabled Persons and Vulnerable Elderly Persons
260.35 - Misrepresentation By, or on Bahalf Of, a Caregiver for a Child or Children.
§ 260.35 Misrepresentation by, or on behalf of, a caregiver for a child or children. 1. A person is guilty of misrepresentation by, or on behalf of, a caregiver for a child or children when he or she:
(a) intentionally makes a false written statement about himself, herself, or another person while he or she, or such other person, is being considered for employment, or while under employment as a caregiver to a parent or guardian of a child or children, or the agent of a parent or guardian, and
(b) such statement contains a materially false representation regarding the caregiver's background related to the ability to safely care for a child or children, and
(c) a reasonable person would have relied upon such statement in making an employment decision. 2. For the purposes of this section, "caregiver" shall mean a person employed by or being considered for employment to provide fifteen or more hours of care per week to a child or children in the home of such child or children or in the home of such caregiver, provided that such term shall not apply to a child day care provider required to be licensed pursuant to the social services law. Misrepresentation by, or on behalf of, a caregiver for a child or children is a class A misdemeanor, provided, however, that if any sentence of imprisonment is imposed for a conviction under this section, term of imprisonment shall not exceed six months.