senate Bill S3427

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the establishment of community housing waiting lists within the office of mental health service system

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Committee


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Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Feb 22, 2011 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S3427 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง7.15, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S184
2013-2014: S3248
2015-2016: S1399
2017-2018: S3400
2019-2020: S4749
2021-2022: S5035

S3427 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the establishment of community housing waiting lists within the office of mental health service system; directs each provider of housing services in the office of mental health system to provide, on a monthly basis, the office of mental health with a list of each person referred to, admitted to, applying for, withdrawing an application for and denied admission to housing provided by such provider; requires the community-based agency performing assessments of persons with a documented mental illness to provide the office with the names of such who have been assessed and who meet the eligibility criteria for the array of funded and/or licensed housing programs; requires such office to publish such waiting lists on a monthly basis.

S3427 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3427 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3427

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 the establishment
  of community housing waiting lists for adults  within  the  office  of
  mental health service system

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

  Section 1. Section 7.15 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
three new subdivisions (d), (e) and (f) to read as follows:
  (D) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY HOUSING WAITING  LIST
FOR  ADULTS  SEEKING  HOUSING  SERVICES  IN  THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH
SERVICE SYSTEM. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  THE  TERM  "COMMUNITY
HOUSING  WAITING  LIST"  SHALL  MEAN  AN  UNDUPLICATED LIST OR ROSTER OF
ADULTS WITH A DOCUMENTED MENTAL ILLNESS WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY  CRITE-
RIA  FOR  THE  ARRAY  OF  OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH FUNDED AND/OR LICENSED
HOUSING PROGRAMS WHO HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO OR APPLIED FOR  BUT  NOT  YET
RECEIVED   SUPPORTED,   SUPPORTIVE,  SUPERVISED  OR  CONGREGATE  HOUSING
SERVICES IN THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM.
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM  "PROVIDER  OF  HOUSING
SERVICES"  SHALL INCLUDE EVERY HOLDER OF AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE ISSUED
PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, OR EVERY HOUSING PROGRAM
FUNDED, OPERATED OR ADMINISTERED  BY  THE  OFFICE  INCLUDING  ANY  LOCAL
GOVERNMENT  UNIT  MENTAL  HEALTH HOUSING REFERRAL SYSTEM AND EACH SINGLE
POINT OF ENTRY OFFICE, OPERATED BY OR UNDER CONTRACT WITH A DIRECTOR  OF
COMMUNITY SERVICES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, THE TERM "AGENCY OR INSTITUTION"
SHALL INCLUDE ADULT HOMES, NURSING HOMES, FOSTER CARE  PROVIDERS,  HOME-
LESS SHELTERS, STATE PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS, HOSPITALS, CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
ITIES AND OTHER REFERRING ENTITIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00100-01-1

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