Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of law, when a report of child abuse or maltreatment involves a child being cared for in a home operated or supervised by an authorized agency or the office of children and family services, such report shall be accepted and maintained by the office of children and family services and shall be referred for the purposes of conducting an investigation to the appropriate staff within the office of children and family services where the child is in the care of such agency; and where the child is in a home operated or supervised by an authorized agency, to the social services district wherein such home is located. The office or social services district receiving such referral shall undertake an appropriate investigation of the report, in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this title. Any person who is alleged to have abused or maltreated a child in a report accepted and referred pursuant to this section shall be accorded the procedural rights set forth in section four hundred twenty-two and in subdivision six of section four hundred twenty-four of this title. Nothing in this section shall impose any duty or responsibility on any child protective service pursuant to section four hundred twenty-two, four hundred twenty-four or any other provision of this article.
N.Y. Soc. Serv. Law § 424-B