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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
|Feb 07, 2011||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S3017
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3017 - Details
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §31.34, Ment Hyg L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3017 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3017 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing peer crisis diversion homes PURPOSE: To create peer crisis diversion homes which would provide short term peer support to individuals in psychiatric crisis who can be served outside of a hospital with the goal of helping them stabilize and re-enter into independent living. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 31.34 of the mental hygiene law directing the Commission of OMH to establish no less than 6 Peer Crisis diversion homes within one year of enactment, of which 3 shall be in rural areas and 3 in urban areas. The homes are designed to provide short term peer support to individuals in crisis who can be served outside of a hospital with the goal of helping them stabilize and re-enter into independent living. The services would be voluntary and provided by peer support specialists who have previously experienced urgent behavioral health needs and recovered and who have completed training approved by the Commissioner. Similarly, the governing body of such homes would consist of individuals who have previously experienced urgent behavioral health needs and recovered.
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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