senate Bill S2148

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Defines a bill of rights for persons with autism or autism spectrum disorders

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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 07, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Mar 23, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2011 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Mar 7, 2012 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S2148
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2012

Mar 23, 2011 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S2148
8
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committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Mar 23, 2011

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

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S2148 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1708
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง16.39, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6732, A10157

S2148 - Summary

Defines a bill of rights for persons with autism or autism spectrum disorders.

S2148 - Sponsor Memo

S2148 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2148

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  McDONALD,  ADAMS,  ADDABBO, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO,
  GRIFFO, HASSELL-THOMPSON, LANZA,  LARKIN,  LAVALLE,  LITTLE,  MAZIARZ,
  MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERKINS, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and
  Developmental Disabilities

AN  ACT  to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to defining a bill
  of rights for persons with autism or autism spectrum disorders

  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
16.39 to read as follows:
S 16.39 BILL OF RIGHTS FOR PERSONS WITH AUTISM OR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISOR-
          DERS.
  (A) BOTH EARLY INTERVENTION AND CONTINUING TREATMENT ARE  INTEGRAL  TO
THE  HEALTHCARE OF THOSE DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM OR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISOR-
DERS.  INSURANCE COMPANIES SHALL NOT  DISCRIMINATE  AGAINST  INDIVIDUALS
WITH SUCH DIAGNOSES BY IMPOSING FINANCIAL BURDENS AND BARRIERS TO TREAT-
MENT SUCH AS DIFFERENTIAL DEDUCTIBLES, DISPARATE CO-PAYS, SPENDING CAPS,
AND  ARBITRARY  LIMITS ON ACCESS TO MEDICALLY NECESSARY INPATIENT AND/OR
OUTPATIENT SERVICES.
  (B) ALL PERSONS WITH AUTISM OR AUTISM SPECTRUM  DISORDERS  SHALL  HAVE
THE FOLLOWING RIGHTS:
  (1)  THE  RIGHT TO AN INCREASED INVESTMENT IN HIGH-QUALITY RESEARCH ON
THE ORIGIN, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF AUTISM AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISOR-
DERS;
  (2) THE RIGHT TO ACCESS,  AND  HAVE  THEIR  PARENTS  AND/OR  GUARDIANS
ACCESS,  A COMPREHENSIVE CONTINUUM OF CARE BASED ON THE PATIENT'S NEEDS-
-INCLUDING A FULL RANGE OF PSYCHOSOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL, PHARMACOLOGICAL AND
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES--REGARDLESS OF THE COST;
  (3) THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE TREATMENT WITHIN A COORDINATED SYSTEM OF CARE
WHERE ALL AGENCIES DELIVERING SERVICES (INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01575-01-1

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