senate Bill S3017

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes peer crisis diversion residences

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Feb 07, 2011 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S3017 - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง31.34, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5012

S3017 - Summary

Establishes peer crisis diversion homes.

S3017 - Sponsor Memo

S3017 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3017

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing peer
  crisis diversion homes

  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
31.34 to read as follows:
S 31.34 PEER CRISIS DIVERSION HOMES.
  (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (1) "COMMISSIONER" SHALL MEAN THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH;
  (2) "CRISIS  DIVERSION  SERVICES"  SHALL  MEAN  SERVICES  DESIGNED  TO
PROVIDE  A PERSON WHO HAS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISORDERS AND WHO IS EXPERI-
ENCING SYMPTOMS, A SAFE, SUPPORTIVE AND AFFIRMING  HOME-LIKE,  TEMPORARY
RESIDENCE  WHERE  THE  PERSON MAY BEGIN THE RECOVERY PROCESS, UNDERSTAND
THE MEANING OF WHAT THE PERSON IS EXPERIENCING  AND  REGAIN  EQUILIBRIUM
AND  THE ABILITY TO RELATE EFFECTIVELY TO OTHER PEOPLE. CRISIS DIVERSION
SERVICES INCLUDE PEER SUPPORT WITH AN EMPHASIS ON  RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING
AND PERSONAL CHOICE;
  (3)  "PEER  SUPPORT SPECIALIST" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY
EXPERIENCED URGENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS AND HAS RECOVERED AND WHO HAS
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TRAINING THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED  BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER, QUALIFYING THAT PERSON TO WORK WITH A RESIDENT;
  (4)  "RESIDENT"  SHALL MEAN AN ADULT WHO HAS EXPERIENCED URGENT BEHAV-
IORAL HEALTH NEEDS BUT DOES NOT REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION AND  WHO  VOLUN-
TARILY RESIDES FOR A SHORT TERM STAY IN A PEER CRISIS DIVERSION HOME;
  (5)  "PEER  CRISIS  DIVERSION HOME" SHALL MEAN A HOME-LIKE ENVIRONMENT
THAT OFFERS CRISIS DIVERSION SERVICES BY TEMPORARILY  HOUSING  VOLUNTARY
RESIDENTS  WHO  ENGAGE  IN  ROUTINE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING AND LEARN
ABOUT TOOLS FOR  RECOVERY  THROUGH  EXPERIENCE  AND  PEER  SUPPORT.  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01016-01-1

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