senate Bill S4447

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities

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May 21, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
May 09, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Apr 06, 2011 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

Votes

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May 21, 2012 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

S4447
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Vote: May 21, 2012

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May 9, 2011 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

S4447
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Vote: May 9, 2011

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S4447 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A48
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง22.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A8075

S4447 - Summary

Creates the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities.

S4447 - Sponsor Memo

S4447 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4447

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to creating a chemi-
  cal dependence treatment bill of rights

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 22.03 of the mental hygiene law,
as added by chapter 558 of the laws of 1999, is amended and a new subdi-
vision (d) is added to read as follows:
  (c)  The  director  of  every chemical dependence program, service, or
treatment facility shall post copies of [a notice] THE CHEMICAL  DEPEND-
ENCE  TREATMENT  BILL OF RIGHTS in a form and manner to be determined by
the commissioner, at places throughout the  facility  or  program  where
such  [notice]  BILL  OF  RIGHTS shall be conspicuous and visible to all
patients[, stating]. THE CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE TREATMENT  BILL  OF  RIGHTS
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, the following:
  1.  [a  general  statement of the rights of patients under the various
admission or retention provisions of this article; and
  2. the right of the patient to  communicate  with  the  director,  the
board  of  visitors, if any, and the commissioner] EVERY PATIENT HAS THE
RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN  OF  TREATMENT
AND  TO  REQUEST A REVIEW OF HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN BY ANOTHER CLINI-
CIAN;
  2. EVERY PATIENT HAS THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE AN EXPLANATION  OF  SERVICES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN;
  3.  EVERY  PATIENT SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE FULLY INFORMED OF HIS OR
HER PROPOSED TREATMENT, INCLUDING POSSIBLE ADVERSE EFFECTS;
  4. EVERY PATIENT HAS THE RIGHT TO OBJECT  TO  OR  TERMINATE  TREATMENT
UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED PURSUANT TO COURT ORDER;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03921-01-1

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