senate Bill S3018

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates mental health incident review panels

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S3018 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §31.37, amd §33.13, Ment Hyg L; amd §6527, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4902

S3018 - Summary

Creates mental health incident review panels.

S3018 - Sponsor Memo

S3018 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  3018

                       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  and  the  education  law,  in
  relation to creating mental health incident review panels

  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
31.37 to read as follows:
S 31.37 MENTAL HEALTH INCIDENT REVIEW PANELS.
  (A)  THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH A MENTAL HEALTH INCI-
DENT REVIEW PANEL FOR THE PURPOSES OF REVIEWING  THE  CIRCUMSTANCES  AND
EVENTS  RELATED  TO  A  SERIOUS  INCIDENT INVOLVING A PERSON WITH MENTAL
ILLNESS.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A "SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING  A
PERSON WITH MENTAL ILLNESS" MEANS AN INCIDENT OCCURRING IN THE COMMUNITY
IN WHICH A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS IS PHYSICALLY INJURED OR
CAUSES  PHYSICAL  INJURY  TO  ANOTHER  PERSON,  OR SUFFERS A SERIOUS AND
PREVENTABLE MEDICAL COMPLICATION OR BECOMES INVOLVED IN A CRIMINAL INCI-
DENT INVOLVING VIOLENCE. A PANEL SHALL CONDUCT A REVIEW OF SUCH  SERIOUS
INCIDENT  IN  AN  ATTEMPT  TO IDENTIFY PROBLEMS OR GAPS IN MENTAL HEALTH
DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CORRECTIVE  ACTIONS  TO
IMPROVE  THE  PROVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH OR RELATED SERVICES, TO IMPROVE
THE COORDINATION, INTEGRATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF CARE IN  THE  MENTAL
HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM, AND TO ENHANCE INDIVIDUAL AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
  (B)  A MENTAL HEALTH INCIDENT REVIEW PANEL SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT
BE LIMITED TO, REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND  THE
LOCAL  GOVERNMENTAL  UNIT  WHERE THE SERIOUS INCIDENT INVOLVING A PERSON
WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS OCCURRED. A MENTAL HEALTH  INCIDENT  REVIEW  PANEL
MAY ALSO INCLUDE, IF DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER BASED ON THE
NATURE  OF  THE  SERIOUS  INCIDENT BEING REVIEWED, ONE OR MORE REPRESEN-
TATIVES FROM  MENTAL  HEALTH  PROVIDERS,  LOCAL  DEPARTMENTS  OF  SOCIAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00284-01-1

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