senate Bill S6174

Requires the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop training materials for screening for alcoholism and chemical dependency

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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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  • 10 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Requires the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop training materials for health care providers and qualified health professionals, recognized by the office to enable the implementation of the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment program, regarding screening for alcoholism and chemical dependency.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7804
Versions:
S6174
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.07, Ment Hyg L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6174

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to requiring the office of
alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop training materials
for health care providers and qualified health professionals to
encourage implementation of the screening, brief intervention, and
referral to treatment program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill supports the expansion of
the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Program
(SBIRT) beyond hospital emergency rooms by making available training
materials that should help to educate health care providers and
qualified health professionals on how to correctly administer SBIRT.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This legislation requires the office
of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop training
materials for screening for alcoholism and chemical dependency.

JUSTIFICATION:
Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment
(SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice model which is proven to be
successful in modifying behavioral patterns with at-risk substance
users and in identifying individuals who are in need of more
extensive, specialized treatment. The implementation of SBIRT in
primary health care settings (hospitals, outpatient clinics and
private physician offices) will allow for the early detection of
risky alcohol and drug use. Applied as a comprehensive, integrated,
public health approach, it can result in early intervention which
could help to avert the serious and costly health consequences of
undetected substance abuse.

The 2011-2012 New York State Enacted Budget included a proposal that
will expand the use of SHIRT for alcohol/drug abuse beyond the
emergency room setting. According to the Medicaid Redesign Team, New
York State will realize a savings of $850,000 in the 2011-2012 State
Fiscal Year (SFY) with state savings in the SFY 2012-2013 and in the
outlying years increasing to $1.7 million.

The expansion of SBIRT beyond the emergency room will require health
care professionals to learn a new set of skills and become familiar
with new administrative processes. Training will help to ensure the
effective implementation of SHIRT in primary care settings.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.


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

                                  6174

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in  relation  to  requiring  the
  office  of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop training
  materials for health care providers and qualified health professionals
  to encourage implementation of the screening, brief intervention,  and
  referral to treatment program

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

  Section 1. Section 19.07 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
  (I)  THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, IN CONSUL-
TATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, SHALL PROVIDE  AND  PUBLISH,  IN
ELECTRONIC  OR  OTHER FORMAT, TRAINING MATERIALS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVID-
ERS, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION TWO  HUNDRED  THIRTY-EIGHT
OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, AND QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, RECOGNIZED
BY  THE  OFFICE  TO  ENABLE  THE  IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCREENING, BRIEF
INTERVENTION, AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PROGRAM (SBIRT).  SUCH  TRAINING
MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE ANY AND ALL MATERIALS NECESSARY TO INFORM HEALTH
CARE  PROVIDERS  AND  QUALIFIED  HEALTH  PROFESSIONALS OF THE METHOD FOR
ADMINISTERING THE SBIRT PROGRAM TO A PATIENT IN THE CARE OF HEALTH  CARE
PROVIDERS  OR  QUALIFIED  HEALTH  PROFESSIONALS. SUCH TRAINING MATERIALS
SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS  AND  QUALIFIED  HEALTH
PROFESSIONALS  THROUGH  THE  OFFICIAL  WEBSITES  OF  THE  OFFICE AND THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND BY ANY OTHER MEANS DEEMED  APPROPRIATE  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11571-01-1

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