senate Bill S2548

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
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  • 18 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

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

Versions:
S2548
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง29.15, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1277A
2009-2010: S1344

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2548

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 duality 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 2011: S.1277/A.1481 (Duane/Roasenthal) Died in Senate
and Assembly Mental Health Committee 2012: S.1277-A Reported out of
Senate Mental Health Committee, Died in Rules (Duane) A.1481-A
(Rosenthal) died in Assembly Mental Health Committee)

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2548

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

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.
                                                           LBD02231-01-3

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