senate Bill S4838

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Regulates and restricts the reduction of the mental health census of adult homes; establishes a workgroup to study and report on transition of persons with serious mental illness to most integrated setting

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 22, 2013 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 08, 2013 1st report cal.596
Apr 26, 2013 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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May 8, 2013 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: May 8, 2013

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S4838 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7258
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene

S4838 - Summary

Regulates and restricts the reduction of the mental health census of adult homes; establishes a workgroup to study and report on the transition of persons with serious mental illness into the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.

S4838 - Sponsor Memo

S4838 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4838

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and
  Developmental Disabilities

AN ACT to limit the reduction of the mental health census of adult homes
  and to establish a workgroup to study and report upon  the  transition
  of  persons  with  serious  mental  illness  into  the most integrated
  setting appropriate to their needs

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the
goals of the state include providing individuals with  mental  illnesses
the tools necessary to: (a) make informed choices and decisions; and (b)
achieve equality of opportunity, full inclusion and integration in soci-
ety, employment, independent living, and economic and social self-suffi-
ciency.  The legislature further finds that such goals are best achieved
by providing individuals with mental illnesses a variety of  residential
options  that  are  both integrated and appropriate to the needs of each
person. Therefore, the legislature finds it appropriate and  prudent  to
continue  overseeing the regulation of adult homes as the state develops
community based settings sufficient to meet the  desires  and  needs  of
individuals with mental illnesses.
  S  2.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this act, the following terms
shall have the following meanings:
  (a) "Administrative action" means any decision or action  by  a  state
agency, including but not limited to the promulgation, implementation or
enforcement of regulations.
  (b)  "Adult  home"  means an adult care facility established and oper-
ated, pursuant to article 7 of the social services law, for the  purpose
of  providing  long-term  residential  care,  room, board, housekeeping,
personal care and supervision to five or more adults who  are  unrelated
to the operator.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10548-01-3

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