senate Bill S3423A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides a mental hygiene legal service to certain patients or residents of residential healthcare facilities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 30, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jun 16, 2011 print number 3423a
amend and recommit to judiciary
May 04, 2011 reported and committed to judiciary
Feb 22, 2011 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Apr 30, 2012 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S3423A
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committee
8
Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2012

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

May 4, 2011 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S3423
9
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committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 4, 2011

aye wr (1)

S3423 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A126A
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §47.01, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A126A
2009-2010: A10824B, S7432

S3423 - Summary

Provides a mental hygiene legal service to patients or residents of residential healthcare facilities who have been admitted directly from a facility and who have a chronic mental illness and are receiving services related to such illness.

S3423 - Sponsor Memo

S3423 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3423

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- 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  providing  a
  mental hygiene legal service to certain patients or residents of resi-
  dential healthcare facilities

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 47.01 of the mental hygiene law,
as amended by chapter 7 of the laws of  2007,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a) There shall be a mental hygiene legal service of the state in each
judicial  department.  The  service  shall  provide  legal assistance to
patients or residents of a facility as defined in section 1.03  of  this
chapter,    PATIENTS  OR  RESIDENTS OF RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
INCLUDING NURSING HOMES LICENSED AND OPERATING PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWEN-
TY-EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED DIRECTLY FROM A
FACILITY AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1.03 OF THIS CHAPTER AND WHO HAVE A SERI-
OUS MENTAL ILLNESS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 1.03 OF THIS  CHAPTER  AND  ARE
RECEIVING SERVICES RELATED TO SUCH ILLNESS, or any other place or facil-
ity which is required to have an operating certificate pursuant to arti-
cle  sixteen or thirty-one of this chapter, and to persons alleged to be
in need of care and treatment in  such  facilities  or  places,  and  to
persons  entitled to such legal assistance as provided by article ten of
this chapter. The head of such service in each judicial  department  and
such  assistants  and  such staff as may be necessary shall be appointed
and may be removed by the presiding justice of the appellate division of
the judicial department.   Appointments and  transfers  to  the  service
shall comply with the provisions of the civil service law. Standards for
qualifications  of  the personnel in the service shall be established by
the presiding justice of the appellate division of the judicial  depart-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00579-01-1

S3423A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A126A
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §47.01, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A126A
2009-2010: A10824B, S7432

S3423A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides a mental hygiene legal service to patients or residents of residential healthcare facilities who have been admitted directly from a facility and who have a chronic mental illness and are receiving services related to such illness.

S3423A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3423A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3423--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee  and
  committed  to the Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene law, in relation to providing a
  mental hygiene legal service to certain patients or residents of resi-
  dential healthcare facilities

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 47.01 of the mental hygiene law,
as  amended  by  chapter  7  of  the laws of 2007, is amended to read as
follows:
  (a) There shall be a mental hygiene legal service of the state in each
judicial department. The  service  shall  provide  legal  assistance  to
patients  or  residents of a facility as defined in section 1.03 of this
chapter,  PATIENTS OR RESIDENTS  OF  RESIDENTIAL  HEALTHCARE  FACILITIES
LICENSED  AND  OPERATING  PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC
HEALTH LAW WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED DIRECTLY FROM A FACILITY AS DEFINED IN
SECTION 1.03 OF THIS CHAPTER AND WHO HAVE A SERIOUS  MENTAL  ILLNESS  AS
DEFINED  IN  SECTION  1.03  OF  THIS  CHAPTER AND ARE RECEIVING SERVICES
RELATED TO SUCH ILLNESS,  or  any  other  place  or  facility  which  is
required to have an operating certificate pursuant to article sixteen or
thirty-one of this chapter, and to persons alleged to be in need of care
and  treatment  in such facilities or places, and to persons entitled to
such legal assistance as provided by article ten of  this  chapter.  The
head of such service in each judicial department and such assistants and
such  staff as may be necessary shall be appointed and may be removed by
the presiding justice of the appellate division of the judicial  depart-
ment.    Appointments and transfers to the service shall comply with the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00579-03-1

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