senate Bill S4418

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs a study of the incidence of autism spectrum disorders in New York

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S4418 - Details

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S4418 - Summary

Directs a study of the incidence of autism spectrum disorders in New York and an evaluation of state and local programs for persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

S4418 - Sponsor Memo

S4418 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 5, 2011

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT directing  a study to evaluate the incidence of  autism  spectrum
  disorders in New York; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
  upon expiration thereof


  Section 1. The department of health, in conjunction with the office of
mental health, the office for people  with  developmental  disabilities,
the  commission  on quality care and advocacy for persons with disabili-
ties and the state education department shall collaboratively with local
entities engage in a study of the incidences of autism  spectrum  disor-
ders  in New York state. Such study shall include recent clinical obser-
vations in children diagnosed with autism spectrum  disorders,  environ-
mental  factors associated with autism spectrum disorders, the number of
children currently receiving services, educational records  of  affected
students  and any other topic related to autism spectrum disorders which
are deemed relevant.
  S 2. Not later than one year after the effective date of this act, the
department of health shall prepare a report setting forth and evaluating
the findings of the study.  Such report shall include, but need  not  be
limited to:
  1. an assessment of the extent of the rising incidence of autism spec-
trum disorders;
  2.  an  assessment  and suggestion for improving available options for
persons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders; and
  3. an assessment of the success of any  local  or  statewide  programs
which  are  engaged  in  the  study  and/or treatment of autism spectrum
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law,  and  shall expire and be deemed repealed one year
after such effective date.

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


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