senate Bill S7252

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Creates mental health incident review panels

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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2010 reported and committed to rules
Apr 14, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Mar 25, 2010 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Jun 15, 2010 - Finance committee Vote

S7252
32
0
committee
32
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 14, 2010 - Mental Health committee Vote

S7252
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health Committee Vote: Apr 14, 2010

S7252 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §31.37, amd §33.13, Ment Hyg L; amd §6527, Ed L

S7252 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates mental health incident review panels.

S7252 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7252 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7252

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MORAHAN  --  (at  request  of the Office of Mental
  Health) -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabil-
  ities

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene  law  and the education law, in
  relation to creating mental health incident review panels

  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
31.37 to read as follows:
S 31.37 MENTAL HEALTH INCIDENT REVIEW PANELS.
  (A) THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH A MENTAL HEALTH  INCI-
DENT  REVIEW  PANEL  FOR THE PURPOSES OF REVIEWING THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND
EVENTS RELATED TO A SERIOUS INCIDENT  INVOLVING  A  PERSON  WITH  MENTAL
ILLNESS.   FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A "SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING A
PERSON WITH MENTAL ILLNESS" MEANS AN INCIDENT OCCURRING IN THE COMMUNITY
IN WHICH A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS IS PHYSICALLY INJURED OR
CAUSES PHYSICAL INJURY TO ANOTHER  PERSON,  OR  SUFFERS  A  SERIOUS  AND
PREVENTABLE MEDICAL COMPLICATION OR BECOMES INVOLVED IN A CRIMINAL INCI-
DENT  INVOLVING VIOLENCE. A PANEL SHALL CONDUCT A REVIEW OF SUCH SERIOUS
INCIDENT IN AN ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY PROBLEMS OR  GAPS  IN  MENTAL  HEALTH
DELIVERY  SYSTEMS  AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TO
IMPROVE THE PROVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH OR RELATED SERVICES,  TO  IMPROVE
THE  COORDINATION,  INTEGRATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF CARE IN THE MENTAL
HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM, AND TO ENHANCE INDIVIDUAL AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
  (B) A MENTAL HEALTH INCIDENT REVIEW PANEL SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED  NOT
BE  LIMITED TO, REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE
LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL UNIT WHERE THE SERIOUS INCIDENT  INVOLVING  A  PERSON
WITH  A  MENTAL  ILLNESS OCCURRED. A MENTAL HEALTH INCIDENT REVIEW PANEL
MAY ALSO INCLUDE, IF DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER BASED ON THE
NATURE OF THE SERIOUS INCIDENT BEING REVIEWED,  ONE  OR  MORE  REPRESEN-
TATIVES  FROM  MENTAL  HEALTH  PROVIDERS,  LOCAL  DEPARTMENTS  OF SOCIAL
SERVICES, HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS, HOSPITALS, LOCAL  SCHOOLS,  EMERGENCY
MEDICAL  OR  MENTAL  HEALTH SERVICES, THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY,

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

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