assembly Bill A48

2011-2012 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
Jun 14, 2012 ordered to third reading rules cal.165
rules report cal.165
reported
Jun 05, 2012 reported referred to rules
Jan 09, 2012 committed to alcoholism and drug abuse
Jan 04, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.3
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 01, 2011 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 26, 2011 advanced to third reading cal.429
May 24, 2011 reported
Jan 05, 2011 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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A48 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4447
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง22.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8075
2013-2014: A1777, S913
2015-2016: A5869, S1543
2017-2018: A2416, S3408
2019-2020: A3119, S4599
2021-2022: A7530, S5054

A48 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A48 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   48

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ORTIZ, DINOWITZ, JAFFEE, LUPARDO -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.  BOYLAND, PEOPLES-STOKES, 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] THE CHEMICAL  DEPEND-
ENCE  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.