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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
|Jan 18, 2013||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S2548
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S2548 - Details
S2548 - Summary
Authorizes a certified psychologist or a certified nurse practitioner, in addition to other authorized individuals, to make a recommendation of the type of residence in which a patient is to live upon release into the community.
S2548 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2548 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the discharge and release of patients into the community PURPOSE: To allow certified psychiatric nurse practitioners the ability to refer housing services to patients. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One of the bill amends paragraph 2 of subdivision (g) of section 29.15 of the mental hygiene law, as amended by chapter 433 of the laws of 1976 to read that a specific recommendation made by either the certified psychologist or a certified nurse practitioner of the type of residence in which the patient is to live and a listing of the services available to the patient in such residence. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, there is confusion as to whether or not certified psychiatric nurse practitioners have the ability to refer patients to residences and other housing services. This confusion brings a disruption to the duality of service and inconsistent level of care for patients, It is only right that certified psychiatric nurse practitioners, who already have the ability to prescribe medication, have the ability to refer housing services.
S2548 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2548 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 the discharge and release of patients into the community THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (g) of section 29.15 of the mental hygiene law, as amended by chapter 433 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows: 2. a specific recommendation of the type of residence in which the patient is to live and a listing of the services available to the patient in such residence MADE BY THE CERTIFIED PSYCHOLOGIST, CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER OR OTHER INDIVIDUAL AUTHORIZED TO MAKE SUCH RECOMMEN- DATION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02231-01-3
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