senate Bill S58

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "behavioral health and long-term care act"

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Mar 23, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 22, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Mar 23, 2011 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S58
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Mar 23, 2011

nay (1)
aye wr (3)
excused (1)

S58 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3341C

S58 - Summary

Enacts the "behavioral health and long-term care act"; provides for the establishment of a behavioral health and long-term care plan.

S58 - Sponsor Memo

S58 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   58

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to enact the "behavioral health and long-term care act" providing
  for the establishment of a behavioral health and long-term care plan

  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 "behavioral health and long-term care act".
  S 2.  The behavioral health and long-term care plan.  1.  The  commis-
sioner of mental health, in conjunction with the commissioner of health,
the  commissioner  of  alcoholism  and  substance abuse services and the
director of the office for the aging,  shall  develop  and  monitor  the
implementation of a behavioral health and long-term care plan. A subcom-
mittee  may  be  established  through  the  interagency geriatric mental
health and chemical dependency planning council to assist in the  devel-
opment of such plan.
  (a)  The  behavioral health and long-term care plan shall include, but
not be limited to:
  (i) Coordination of provider services  and  interagency  referrals  of
persons  with a mental illness and/or chemical dependence, as defined in
section 1.03 of the mental hygiene law, other than and  in  addition  to
dementia, who are in or who may be in need of long-term care,
  (ii)  Recommendations  for integrating and coordinating federal, state
and local funding sources for behavioral health and long-term care,
  (iii) Recommendations for facilitating research on best practices  and
model programs, and the dissemination of such information,
  (iv)  An  increase  in  alternatives  to nursing homes for adults with
mental illness and/or chemical dependence who also need long-term  care,
and

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

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