|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 18, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
|Jun 07, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|May 03, 2011||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S5066
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- Passed Senate
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S5066 - Details
S5066 - Summary
Creates a course of instruction to train mental health providers in veteran specific mental health issues.
S5066 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5066 TITLE OF BILL: An act to create a course of instruction to train mental health providers in veteran specific mental health issues PURPOSE: Provides for a grant, through the Division of Veterans Affairs, for the purpose of training social workers in a course of study related to the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, TBI and combat related mental health issues to include substance abuse. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 short title "The Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative"; Section 2. Legislative Intent; Section 3 instructs the Division of Veterans Affairs to award a grant through an open and competitive process of no less than $500,000 for the purpose of training social workers, in a course of study related to the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, TBI and combat related mental health issues to include substance abuse. Provides that Veterans Affairs shall have the power to audit such association to ensure the proper expenditure of state funds; Section 4 Describes what the association receiving the grant must do in
S5066 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5066 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 3, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, AVELLA, BONACIC, DUANE, GRISANTI, HANNON, JOHNSON, LANZA, LAVALLE, LIBOUS, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SAMPSON, SEWARD, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Mili- tary Affairs AN ACT to create a course of instruction to train mental health provid- ers in veteran specific mental health issues THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "veterans mental health training initiative". S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that the state of New York and the country at large are facing a formidable chal- lenge in serving the mental health needs of veterans returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, over one and a half million active duty and reserve members of the United States military have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, and nearly one-half million have been redeployed. With each deployment, our service members encount- er extreme strains on their physical and mental health, which, in many cases have resulted in unprecedented rates of health and mental health problems, most notably post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trau- matic brain injury (TBI). Equally alarming, are numerous reports of increased suicide, addiction and homelessness among our returning soldiers. Further, family members are struggling with the ramifications of extended and/or multiple deployments, resulting in serious emotional and psychological tolls. In addition to high rates of PTSD, providers in the mental health community have also begun reporting increased cases of traumatic brain injury sustained in the Iraq and Afghanistan theatres of combat due in large part to the use of improvised explosive devices (IED). Equally EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00007-02-1
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