S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 direct the commissioner of the office for people with develop-
mental disabilities to study and report upon the cost to the state for
the early diagnosis and long-term treatment of autism spectrum disor-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The commissioner of the office for people with develop-
mental disabilities, the commissioner of education, the commissioner of
health, the commissioner of the office of children and family services
and the commissioner of mental health shall cause a study to be
performed on the costs to the state for the early diagnosis of autism
spectrum disorder and the long-term treatment of individuals with autism
spectrum disorder. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, a
projected estimate of future cost to the state associated with state
services that will be needed to accommodate the growth in the number of
individuals being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
S 2. On or before April 1, 2017, the commissioner of the office for
people with developmental disabilities, the commissioner of education,
the commissioner of health, the commissioner of the office of children
and family services and the commissioner of mental health shall deliver
a copy of the findings of the study conducted pursuant to section one of
this act and any legislative recommendations he or she deems to be
necessary to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the
speaker of the assembly, the chair of the mental health and develop-
mental disabilities committee of the senate, and the chair of the mental
health committee of the assembly.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.