SUBJECT: The role of health insurance in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to (1) explore the health care needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families; (2) explore what health insurers, the federal government, state and local governments and educational institutions are doing to meet those needs; and (3) explore whether health insurers should be mandated to provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It
then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it
examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the
budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with
those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.
This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.
On July 28, 2009 at 8:15 am in the Renaissance Ballroom, 5902 14th Avenue, Brooklyn. Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) recieved the legislative leadership award in regards to Autism Awareness and Education.
S. 5930-A HUNTLEY Same as A. 8972-A Weisenberg HUNTLEY Add SS16.30 & 31.32, Ment Hyg L Relates to reporting of suspected abuse of adults in certain residential care facilities licensed or operated by the state; creates a hotline for reporting of suspected abuse.
S. 3146-A HUNTLEY Same as A. 7116-A Rivera P HUNTLEY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONSERRATE, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, STAVISKY Amd S3, Chap 667 of 2006; add S7.43, amd S5.07, Ment Hyg L; add S483-f, Soc Serv L Amends chapter 667 of the laws of 2006 relating to providing for the establishment of a children's mental health plan, in relation to eliminating certain provisions provided therein; and amends the mental hygiene law and the social services law, in relation to implementing the children's plan.
On Asthma Awareness Day it is essential that we continue to raise awareness of the adverse impacts of engine idling on those suffering from the respiratory disease," said Senator Shirley L. Huntley. "Legislation such as the city’s new School Zone Idling Law could prevent asthma attacks experienced by hundreds of students citywide. I commend the City Council for their steps to curb engine idling across the city, and urge my colleagues on all levels of government to continue the dialogue to ensure a higher quality of life for all New Yorkers."
S. 3483 HUNTLEY Same as A. 7566 Rivera P HUNTLEY, BRESLIN Rpld S29.29 sub 6, amd Ment Hyg L, generally Changes the name of the office of mental retardation and developmental disabilities to the New York state developmental disabilities services office. Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) and Senator Betty O'Little (R-Glen Falls) introduces a resolution in memory of Riverview IRA (Individual Residential Alternative) Group Home Tragedy in Wells, New York
S2225 HUNTLEY Same as A 2003 Weisenberg HUNTLEY Amd S1750-b, SCPA Makes technical correction to provisions designating surrogate decision-making committees as guardians of mentally retarded persons when making health care decisions.