assembly Bill A6987B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enhances the assisted outpatient treatment program and eliminates the expiration and repeal of Kendra's Law

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2012 print number 6987b
Jun 12, 2012 amend and recommit to mental health
May 07, 2012 print number 6987a
May 07, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to mental health
Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health
Apr 07, 2011 referred to mental health

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A6987 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4881
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7.17, 9.47, 9.48, 9.60 & 29.15, Ment Hyg L; amd §404, Cor L; amd §18, Chap 408 of 1999
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1544, S2225
2015-2016: S4722
2017-2018: S516
2019-2020: S919, S4728

A6987 - Summary

Enhances the assisted outpatient treatment program; eliminates the expiration and repeal of Kendra's Law.

A6987 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6987

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Mental Health

AN ACT to amend the mental  hygiene  law  and  the  correction  law,  in
  relation to enhancing the assisted outpatient treatment program

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision  (f)  of  section  7.17  of  the
mental  hygiene  law,  as amended by chapter 158 of the laws of 2005, is
amended to read as follows:
  (2) The oversight and monitoring role of the  program  coordinator  of
the  assisted  outpatient  treatment  program  shall include each of the
following:
  (i) that each assisted outpatient receives the treatment provided  for
in  the  court  order  issued pursuant to section 9.60 of this [chapter]
TITLE;
  (ii) that existing  services  located  in  the  assisted  outpatient's
community are utilized whenever practicable;
  (iii)  that  a  case  manager or assertive community treatment team is
designated for each assisted outpatient;
  (iv) that a mechanism exists  for  such  case  manager,  or  assertive
community  treatment team, to regularly report the assisted outpatient's
compliance, or lack of compliance with treatment, to the director of the
assisted outpatient treatment program;
  (v) that directors of community services  establish  procedures  which
provide  that  reports  of persons who may be in need of assisted outpa-
tient treatment are appropriately investigated in a timely manner; [and]
  (vi) that assisted outpatient treatment services are  delivered  in  a
timely manner[.];
  (VII) PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT ORDERS,
THE  CLINICAL  NEEDS  OF ASSISTED OUTPATIENTS ARE ADEQUATELY REVIEWED IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10473-02-1

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A6987A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4881
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7.17, 9.47, 9.48, 9.60 & 29.15, Ment Hyg L; amd §404, Cor L; amd §18, Chap 408 of 1999
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1544, S2225
2015-2016: S4722
2017-2018: S516
2019-2020: S919, S4728

A6987A - Summary

Enhances the assisted outpatient treatment program; eliminates the expiration and repeal of Kendra's Law.

A6987A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6987--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GUNTHER, MAISEL, ZEBROWSKI, REILLY, CALHOUN,
  THIELE, GABRYSZAK,  WEISENBERG,  SCHIMEL,  ROBINSON,  PAULIN,  JAFFEE,
  ROBERTS,  LATIMER, ENGLEBRIGHT, COOK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  ABBATE, ABINANTI, ARROYO, BOYLAND, CASTELLI, CERETTO,  CONTE,  CROUCH,
  DenDEKKER,  DINOWITZ,  JEFFRIES, JOHNS, JORDAN, LUPARDO, MARKEY, McDO-
  NOUGH,  McENENY,  McLAUGHLIN,  MENG,  D. MILLER,  MILLMAN,  PALMESANO,
  PERRY,  PRETLOW,  RABBITT, RAIA, SALADINO, TENNEY, TITONE -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Mental Health -- recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on Mental Health in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene  law and the correction law, in
  relation to enhancing the assisted outpatient treatment  program;  and
  to  amend  Kendra's  Law, in relation to making the provisions thereof
  permanent

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  2  of  subdivision  (f) of section 7.17 of the
mental hygiene law, as amended by chapter 158 of the laws  of  2005,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (2)  The  oversight  and monitoring role of the program coordinator of
the assisted outpatient treatment program  shall  include  each  of  the
following:
  (i)  that each assisted outpatient receives the treatment provided for
in the court order issued pursuant to section  9.60  of  this  [chapter]
TITLE;
  (ii)  that  existing  services  located  in  the assisted outpatient's
community are utilized whenever practicable;
  (iii) that a case manager or assertive  community  treatment  team  is
designated for each assisted outpatient;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10473-08-2

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A6987B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4881
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7.17, 9.47, 9.48, 9.60 & 29.15, Ment Hyg L; amd §404, Cor L; amd §18, Chap 408 of 1999
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1544, S2225
2015-2016: S4722
2017-2018: S516
2019-2020: S919, S4728

A6987B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enhances the assisted outpatient treatment program; eliminates the expiration and repeal of Kendra's Law.

A6987B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6987--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GUNTHER, MAISEL, ZEBROWSKI, REILLY, CALHOUN,
  THIELE, GABRYSZAK,  WEISENBERG,  SCHIMEL,  ROBINSON,  PAULIN,  JAFFEE,
  ROBERTS,  LATIMER, ENGLEBRIGHT, COOK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  ABBATE, ABINANTI, ARROYO, BOYLAND, CASTELLI, CERETTO,  CONTE,  CROUCH,
  DenDEKKER,   DINOWITZ,  GOODELL,  JEFFRIES,  JOHNS,  JORDAN,  LUPARDO,
  MARKEY,  McDONOUGH,  McENENY,  MENG,  D. MILLER,  MILLMAN,  PALMESANO,
  PERRY,  PRETLOW,  RABBITT, RAIA, SALADINO, TENNEY, TITONE -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Mental Health -- recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on Mental Health in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and  recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said commit-
  tee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to
  said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene  law and the correction law, in
  relation to enhancing the assisted outpatient treatment  program;  and
  to  amend  Kendra's  Law, in relation to making the provisions thereof
  permanent

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  2  of  subdivision  (f) of section 7.17 of the
mental hygiene law, as amended by chapter 158 of the laws  of  2005,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (2)  The  oversight  and monitoring role of the program coordinator of
the assisted outpatient treatment program  shall  include  each  of  the
following:
  (i)  that each assisted outpatient receives the treatment provided for
in the court order issued pursuant to section  9.60  of  this  [chapter]
TITLE;
  (ii)  that  existing  services  located  in  the assisted outpatient's
community are utilized whenever practicable;
  (iii) that a case manager or assertive  community  treatment  team  is
designated for each assisted outpatient;
  (iv)  that  a  mechanism  exists  for  such case manager, or assertive
community treatment team, to regularly report the assisted  outpatient's

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