Issues: Mental Health

New York Legislature Passes Landmark Bill Extending Healthcare Coverage for Autistic Patients

 

Oppenheimer co-sponsored bill now awaits Governor’s approval

The New York State Legislature passed legislation protecting families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders from exorbitant healthcare costs.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was a key co-sponsor of the legislation (S7000B), which passed the Senate on June 9th, with unanimous, bipartisan support.  Earlier this week, the Assembly passed the bill, which will now be sent to the Governor for his approval.

June 25, 2010
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June 24, 2010
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Senator Espada on Kendra's Law

Senator Espada speaks in support of Kendra's Law, and shares a personal story.

June 22, 2010
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Kendra’s Law Passes Senate

Majority Extends Mental Health & Public Protection Program Through 2015

The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of legislation (S7254) to keep Kendra’s law, an important mental health and public protection program fully operational through 2015.

The law had been set to expire at the end of this month.

June 18, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair Monday, June 21, 2010 OFF THE FLOOR

June 21, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Krueger Helps End Out-of-Control Increases to Health Insurance Premium Rates

For Immediate Release | June 8, 2010

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

 

(New York, NY) Those who are struggling under a rising tide of healthcare costs can finally breathe a sigh of relief. In an effort to slow the increasing burden of healthcare costs, Senator Liz Krueger helped pass “Prior Approval” legislation (S8088) which will enact new standards of oversight and accountability of the health insurance industry, making coverage more affordable for individuals, families and small businesses.

June 8, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting "THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED"

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Room 804 LOB

"MEETING IS CANCELLED"

June 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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SEN. YOUNG: COALITION SEEKS TO MAKE KENDRA’S LAW PERMANENT

Sen. Young Leads Effort for Public Safety and Humane Treatment for Those with Severe Mental Illness

June 1, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Addresses Needs of Emotionally Vulnerable Children at Clear View School Annual Meeting

             Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), chair of the Senate Education Committee, gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Clear View School in Briarcliff on May 13, 2010.

May 26, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Room 804 LOB

May 26, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Senator Saland attends the Mental Health Association of Columbia/Greene Open House Celebration. May is Mental Health Month.

Pictured in the photo: Robin Andrews, Supervisor Town of Claverack; SMS; Jeff ovitz, Executive Director, Mental Health Association Columbia-Greene
Counties; Jeff Barrett, President, Board of Directors; Marc Molinaro; and Bill Gannon, representing Assemblyman Pete Lopez

May 14, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Room 804 LOB

May 12, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senate Approves 18 Members To NYSERDA, Medical And Mental Health Visitor Boards, Camp Safety Council, And Others

The New York State Senate confirmed 18 appointees to key boards today, including members to the:

May 4, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Room 804 LOB

April 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 123 CAP

Agenda notes: The committee will consider the following nominations: Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS: Member, Public Health Council, and Chair and Member, Minority Health Council. John A. D'Anna, MD, MPH: Member, Administrative Review Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Gordon W. Felt: Member, State Camp Safety Advisory Council. Lori V. Quigley, PhD: Member, Minority Health Council.

April 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Room 804 LOB

April 14, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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