|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
senate Bill S4447
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S4447 - Details
S4447 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4447 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to creating a chemical dependence treatment bill of rights PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To ensure that patients of chemical dependence treatment facilities are accorded appropriate rights SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (d) to section 22.03, containing a list of rights which patients of chemical dependence treatment patient is entitled to. JUSTIFICATION: It is essential that a stigmatized group such as persons suffering from chemical dependency be entitled to the same type of rights and protections that are afforded to persons seeking other forms of medical care. Clearly enumerating the rights that persons in treatment are entitled to will help to provide essential protections to a vulnerable population.
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 S. 4447 2
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