|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
|Jun 03, 2009||reported and committed to finance|
|Apr 27, 2009||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S5209
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S5209 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5209 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5209 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a program of tiered eligibility for services offered by the office of mental retardation and developmental disabilities for persons with learning disabilities and other complex neurological impairments PURPOSE : This bill directs the Commissioner of OMRDD to develop and implement a two tiered service delivery model to target individual's specific needs and provide quick response during crisis for persons with learning disabilities and other complex neurological impairments, including high functioning autism spectrum disorders. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 41.58 of the mental hygiene law outlining legislative intent, defining terms, directing the Commissioner of OMRDD to establish a program of tiered eligibility for services for persons with learning disabilities and other complex neurological impairments and sets forth the elements of such a program. It also directs the Commissioner to develop a reimbursement methodology for intensive services navigation as described in the bill and to consult with a statewide association specifically representing individuals with learning disabilities and related services providers.
S5209 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5209 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 27, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HUNTLEY -- 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 establishing a program of tiered eligibility for services offered by the office of mental retardation and developmental disabilities for persons with learning disabilities and other complex neurological impairments THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 41.58 to read as follows: S 41.58 TIERED SERVICES ELIGIBILITY. 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS THAT INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND OTHER COMPLEX NEUROLOGICAL IMPAIRMENTS ARE OFTEN NOT PROVIDED ESSENTIAL SUPPORT AND HABILITATIVE SERVICES DUE TO THE LACK OF ESTABLISHED OFFICE OF MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES' ELIGIBILITY PROTOCOLS. THIS INCLUDES INDI- VIDUALS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS, SUCH AS ASPERGER'S SYNDROME, AND A NUMBER OF OTHER COMPLEX NEUROLOGICALLY BASED COGNITIVE DISABILITIES. UNFORTUNATELY, THESE INDI- VIDUALS ARE THEN LEFT TO NAVIGATE THEIR LIVES AND THE CHALLENGES OF THEIR DISABILITIES WITH MINIMAL OR NO ASSISTANCE. AS A RESULT, SUCH INDIVIDUALS OFTEN LEAD LIVES OF GREAT DIFFICULTY AND VULNERABILITY THAT MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, EXTENDED PERIODS OF INCARCERATION, LIFELONG DEPENDENCE ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, AND VICTIMI- ZATION, COUPLED WITH MANY OTHER NEGATIVE AND COSTLY OUTCOMES. IN RESPONSE TO THIS GROWING PROBLEM, THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY DIRECTS THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM OF TIERED ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE OF MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES' SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES AND OTHER COMPLEX NEUROLOGICAL IMPAIRMENTS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11209-01-9
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