assembly Bill A10636

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to patients interred at state mental health hospital cemeteries

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Jun 12, 2012 referred to mental health

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A10636 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6805
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง33.27, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3175, S2514
2015-2016: A6386, S840

A10636 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to patients interred at state mental health hospital cemeteries; directs the release of the name, birthdate and date of death of such patients 50 years after the date of death.

A10636 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10636

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 12, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Weisenberg)
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Mental Health

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to patients interred
  at state mental health hospital cemeteries

  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
33.27 to read as follows:
S 33.27 RELEASE OF CERTAIN PATIENTS' NAMES AND DATES OF BIRTH AND DEATH.
  (A) TO MARK HEADSTONES OR OTHERWISE MEMORIALIZE PATIENTS  INTERRED  AT
STATE  MENTAL  HEALTH  HOSPITAL  CEMETERIES,  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF MENTAL
HYGIENE SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE THE NAME, DATE OF BIRTH AND DATE  OF  DEATH
OF  PATIENTS  BURIED  IN  STATE  MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITAL CEMETERIES FIFTY
YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF A PATIENT.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM  "STATE  MENTAL  HEALTH
HOSPITALS"  SHALL MEAN ANY STATE-FUNDED INSTITUTION TO CARE FOR AND HELP
TREAT THE MENTALLY ILL OR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED IN  NEW  YORK  STATE.
SUCH  TERM  SHALL  INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO FORMER ASYLUMS FOR THE
INSANE, SUCH AS THE NEW YORK STATE LUNATIC ASYLUM, UTICA STATE HOSPITAL,
WILLARD ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE, WILLARD STATE HOSPITAL,  NEW  YORK  STATE
INEBRIATE  ASYLUM,  BINGHAMTON ASYLUM FOR THE CHRONIC INSANE, BINGHAMTON
STATE HOSPITAL, BUFFALO STATE ASYLUM FOR  THE  INSANE,  NEW  YORK  STATE
ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE, BUFFALO STATE HOSPITAL, NEW YORK STATE ASYLUM FOR
IDIOTS AND THE ASYLUM FOR IDIOTS IN ALBANY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on  or
before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13640-01-1

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