|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 06, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 07, 2012||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S6420
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6420 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§13.15 & 16.01, Ment Hyg L
S6420 - Summary
Enacts the "people first act of 2012"; defines terms; ensures that individuals with developmental disabilities who utilize long-term care services under the medical assistance program administered by the state have meaningful access to a reasonable array of community-based and institutional program options to ensure the well-being of such individuals.
S6420 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6420 REVISED 06/04/12 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to enacting the "people first act of 2012" SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one provides for the short title of the bill to be the "People First Act of 2012." Section two of the bill contains legislative findings. Section three of the bill amends section 13.15 of the Mental Hygiene Law, in order to require the Commissioner of OPWDD to conduct a geographic analysis of the supports and services in community settings available for individuals with developmental disabilities and to identify gaps between required supports and services by region of the state. In addition, the Commissioner is directed to develop a web-based data-base which will permit the prioritization of the urgency of needs (P.D.N.S.) for supports and services for those facing emergency or immediate need, those facing critical need, defined as additional services and supports with one year and planning need, for those who will require additional services and
S6420 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6420 I N S E N A T E February 7, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to enacting the "people first act of 2012" 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 "people first act of 2012". S 2. Legislative findings. It is the intent of the legislature to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities who utilize long-term care services under the medical assistance program and other long-term care related benefit programs administered by the state have meaningful access to a reasonable array of community-based and institu- tional program options and to ensure the well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities, taking into account their informed and expressed choices. Furthermore, the legislature declares that it is the policy of the state to ensure that the clinical, habilitative, and social needs of individuals with developmental disabilities who choose to reside in integrated community-based settings can have those needs met in integrated community-based settings. In order to meaningfully comply with this policy, the state must have an understanding of the existing capacity in integrated-community based settings, including direct support professionals and licensed professionals, such as physi- cians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and psychiatrists, as well as residential capacity to provide for these needs. It is further the intent of the legislature to support the satisfac- tion and success of consumers through the delivery of quality services and supports. Evaluation of the services that consumers receive is a key aspect to the service system. Utilizing the information that consumers and their families provide about such services in a reliable and mean- ingful way is also critical to enable the commissioner of developmental disabilities to assess the performance of the state's developmental services system and to improve services for consumers in the future. To EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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