assembly Bill A8075

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Creates the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 20, 2010 committed to alcoholism and drug abuse
Jan 06, 2010 ordered to third reading cal.550
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 11, 2009 referred to rules
Jun 09, 2009 delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2009 ordered to third reading rules cal.96
rules report cal.96
reported
Jun 02, 2009 reported referred to rules
May 04, 2009 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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A8075 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง22.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A48
2013-2014: A1777
2015-2016: A5869
2017-2018: A2416
2019-2020: A3119
2021-2022: A7530

A8075 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities.

A8075 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8075

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 4, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ORTIZ, DINOWITZ, JAFFEE, LUPARDO, ESPAILLAT,
  GREENE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BOYLAND, DIAZ, KOON, PEOPLES,
  ROBINSON, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to creating a chemi-
  cal dependence treatment bill of rights

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 22.03 of the mental hygiene law,
as added by chapter 558 of the laws of 1999, is amended and a new subdi-
vision (d) is added to read as follows:
  (c) The director of every chemical  dependence  program,  service,  or
treatment  facility  shall post copies of [a notice] CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE
TREATMENT BILL OF RIGHTS in a form and manner to be  determined  by  the
commissioner,  at  places  throughout the facility or program where such
[notice] BILL  OF  RIGHTS  shall  be  conspicuous  and  visible  to  all
patients[,  stating].  THE  CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE TREATMENT BILL OF RIGHTS
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, the following:
  1. [a general statement of the rights of patients  under  the  various
admission or retention provisions of this article; and
  2.  the  right  of  the  patient to communicate with the director, the
board of visitors, if any, and the commissioner] EVERY PATIENT  HAS  THE
RIGHT  TO  PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN OF TREATMENT
AND TO REQUEST A REVIEW OF HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN BY  ANOTHER  CLINI-
CIAN;
  2.  EVERY  PATIENT HAS THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE AN EXPLANATION OF SERVICES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN;
  3. EVERY PATIENT SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE FULLY INFORMED OF  HIS  OR
HER PROPOSED TREATMENT, INCLUDING POSSIBLE ADVERSE EFFECTS;
  4.  EVERY  PATIENT  HAS  THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO OR TERMINATE TREATMENT
UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED PURSUANT TO COURT ORDER;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10345-01-9