|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|
senate Bill S58
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S58 - Details
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S58 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S58 REVISED 12/30/11 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that adults who have mental health and/or substance abuse and physical health needs are provided the opportunity to have their needs met using a comprehensive approach. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 Short Title "Behavioral Health and Long Term Care Act". Section 2 Requires the Commissioner of the Office of Mental Health in consultation with the Commissioner of the Department of Health, the Commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the Director of the State Office for the Aging to develop and implement a behavioral health and long-term care plan which must include coordination of provider services and interagency referrals, recommendations for integrating and coordinating federal, state and local funding, recommendations for facilitating research on best practices and model programs, an increase in alternatives to nursing homes, and supports for family caregivers. This bill would also
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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