senate Bill S4251

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates "Robin's law"; relates to mental health and chemical dependence outpatient treatment of sex offenders

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Feb 04, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jun 05, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Mar 15, 2013 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Feb 5, 2014 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S4251
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Feb 5, 2014

Jun 5, 2013 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S4251
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2013

aye wr (2)

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S4251 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7032
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง7.45 & 19.43, Ment Hyg L

S4251 - Summary

Creates "Robin's law"; relates to mental health and chemical dependence outpatient treatment of sex offenders; requires the development of guidelines and procedures for outpatient group settings.

S4251 - Sponsor Memo

S4251 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4251

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 15, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to create "Robin's law"; and to amend the mental hygiene law,  in
  relation to mental health and chemical dependence outpatient treatment
  of sex offenders

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Robin's law."
  S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 7.45 to
read as follows:
S 7.45 SEX OFFENDERS; OUTPATIENT GROUP SETTING.
  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING SEX
OFFENDERS, AS DEFINED  IN  SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED  SIXTY-EIGHT-A  OF  THE
CORRECTION  LAW, AND DETAINED SEX OFFENDERS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 10.03
OF THIS TITLE, RECEIVING SERVICES IN AN OUTPATIENT GROUP  SETTING.  SUCH
GUIDELINES  AND  PROCEDURES  SHALL  OUTLINE  BEST  PRACTICES TO ENSURE A
PROTECTED, SAFE AND  CLINICALLY  SOUND  TREATMENT  ENVIRONMENT  FOR  ALL
PATIENTS  AND  SHALL,  TO  THE  GREATEST  EXTENT  POSSIBLE,  BE BASED ON
EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL TREATMENT STANDARDS REGARDING THE SEGREGATION OF
SEX OFFENDERS FROM THE GENERAL PATIENT POPULATION.  IN  DEVELOPING  SUCH
GUIDELINES  AND  PROCEDURES, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSULT WITH A PANEL
OF STAKEHOLDERS WHO SHALL INCLUDE, BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,  REPRESEN-
TATIVES  OF CONSUMER ADVOCATES, PROVIDERS AND VICTIM RIGHTS GROUPS. SUCH
PANEL SHALL CONSIST OF NINE MEMBERS, OF WHOM: FIVE SHALL BE APPOINTED BY
THE GOVERNOR, TWO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT  OF  THE
SENATE AND TWO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.
  S  3.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 19.43
to read as follows:
S 19.43 SEX OFFENDERS; OUTPATIENT GROUP SETTING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09581-01-3

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