senate Bill S3067

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the frequency that visitation or inspections of facilities operated or licensed by the office of mental retardation and developmental disabilities must be made each year

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Mar 23, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 08, 2011 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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

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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Mar 23, 2011

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S3067 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง16.11, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5594

S3067 - Summary

Increases the frequency that visitation or inspections of facilities operated or licensed by the office of mental retardation and developmental disabilities must be made each year.

S3067 - Sponsor Memo

S3067 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3067

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 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  increasing  the
  frequency of visitation and inspection of facilities per year

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 16.11 of the mental hygiene law,
as amended by chapter 214 of the laws of 1993, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a)  The  commissioner  shall  provide for the periodic visitation and
inspection of each facility. Inspections shall be made as frequently  as
the  commissioner  may  deem necessary but in any event such inspections
shall be made on at least [two] THREE  occasions  during  each  calendar
year[,  at  least one of] which shall be without prior notice, provided,
however, that where, in the discretion of the commissioner, an operating
certificate has been issued to a program with a  history  of  compliance
and  a  record  of  providing  a  high  quality  of  care,  the periodic
inspection and visitation required by this subdivision shall be made  at
least  [once]  TWICE  during  each  calendar  year provided such [visit]
VISITS shall be without prior notice.  ANY MEMBER OR MEMBERS OF A  BOARD
OF  VISITORS, APPOINTED PURSUANT TO SECTION 13.33 OF THIS TITLE, AND ANY
OTHER  INDIVIDUAL  OR  INDIVIDUALS  THE  COMMISSIONER  AT  HIS  OR   HER
DISCRETION APPROVES, MAY ACCOMPANY INSPECTORS DURING THE STATE'S PERIOD-
IC  VISITATIONS  AND  INSPECTIONS  CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AS
INDEPENDENT MONITORS.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08759-01-1

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