senate Bill S1277A

Authorizes a certified psychologist or a certified nurse practitioner, in addition to other authorized individuals, to make a recommendation of the type of residence

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 06 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 11 / May / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 11 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 1277A
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1139
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Authorizes a certified psychologist or a certified nurse practitioner, in addition to other authorized individuals, to make a recommendation of the type of residence in which a patient is to live upon release into the community.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1481A
Versions:
S1277
S1277A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง29.15, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1344, A11084

Votes

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Nay
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absent
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excused
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1277A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the discharge and release
of patients into the community

PURPOSE:
To allow certified psychiatric nurse
practitioners the
ability to refer housing services to patients.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section One of the bill amends paragraph 2 of
subdivision (g) of section 29.15 of the mental hygiene law, as
amended by chapter 433 of the laws of 1976 to read that a specific
recommendation made by either the certified psychologist or a
certified nurse practitioner of the type of residence in which the
patient is to live and a listing of the services available to the
patient in such residence.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently, there is confusion as to whether or not
certified psychiatric nurse practitioners have the ability to refer
patients to residences and other housing services. This confusion
brings a disruption to the quality of service and inconsistent level
of care for patients,

It is only right that certified psychiatric nurse practitioners, who
already have the ability to prescribe medication, have the ability to
refer housing services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2006: S.5935, Died in Rules
2007-08: S.1881, Died in Mental Health
2009: S.1344 (Duane), Died in Mental Health
2010: S.1344 (Duane), Died in Mental Health; A.11084 (Rosenthal),
Died in Mental Health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None or negligible.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None or negligible.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it shall have become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1277--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities -- recommitted to the Committee on  Mental  Health
  and  Developmental Disabilities in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec.
  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the discharge and
  release of patients into the community

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (g)  of  section  29.15  of  the
mental  hygiene  law,  as amended by chapter 433 of the laws of 1976, is
amended to read as follows:
  2. a specific recommendation of the type of  residence  in  which  the
patient  is  to  live  and  a  listing  of the services available to the
patient in such residence MADE BY THE CERTIFIED PSYCHOLOGIST,  CERTIFIED
NURSE PRACTITIONER OR OTHER INDIVIDUAL AUTHORIZED TO MAKE SUCH RECOMMEN-
DATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00960-03-2

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