senate Bill S5801A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Defines the term autism for the purposes of the education law and the mental hygiene law and the term autism spectrum disorder for the purposes of the insurance law

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2014 print number 5801a
amend and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 18, 2013 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1471
Jun 15, 2013 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S5801 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education

S5801 - Summary

Defines the term autism for the purposes of the education law and the mental hygiene law and the term autism spectrum disorder for the purposes of the insurance law.

S5801 - Sponsor Memo

S5801 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5801

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CARLUCCI, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to define the term "autism" for the purposes of the education law
  and the mental hygiene law and the term "autism spectrum disorder" for
  the purposes of the insurance law and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

  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,
according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as  one
in  50 children may have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The legisla-
ture further finds that  early,  continuous  and  appropriate  treatment
facilitates  the best possible outcome for children diagnosed with ASDs.
The legislature further finds that, while the periodic reformulation  of
diagnostic  criteria  is  vital  to  ensuring the provision of effective
care, the State must respond accordingly to guarantee that such  changes
do  not impact the eligibility of individuals currently receiving treat-
ment under the law. Therefore, the legislature finds it  appropriate  to
enact  measures preserving the existing rights and entitlements of those
diagnosed  with  pervasive  developmental  disorders  using  the  fourth
edition text revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders  (DSM-IV  TR) as the medical community transitions to criteria
implemented by the fifth edition (DSM-5). The legislature finds that  in
addition  to ensuring continued benefits and state services it is impor-
tant to convene a council to study the transition from  (DSM-IV  TR)  to
the criteria implemented by the fifth edition to ensure that individuals
who qualify under (DSM-IV TR) will continue to qualify under DSM-5.
  S  2.  Notwithstanding  any  law  to  the  contrary, "autism," for the
purposes of the education law and the mental hygiene  law,  and  "autism
spectrum  disorder,"  for  the purposes of the insurance law, shall mean
either: (1) an autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, Rett's  disorder,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11529-03-3

Co-Sponsors

S5801A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education

S5801A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines the term autism for the purposes of the education law and the mental hygiene law and the term autism spectrum disorder for the purposes of the insurance law.

S5801A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5801A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5801--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CARLUCCI, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabili-
  ties in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN ACT to define the term "autism" for the purposes of the education law
  and the mental hygiene law and the term "autism spectrum disorder" for
  the purposes of the insurance law and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

  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,
according  to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as one
in 50 children may have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The  legisla-
ture  further  finds  that  early,  continuous and appropriate treatment
facilitates the best possible outcome for children diagnosed with  ASDs.
The  legislature further finds that, while the periodic reformulation of
diagnostic criteria is vital to  ensuring  the  provision  of  effective
care,  the State must respond accordingly to guarantee that such changes
do not impact the eligibility of individuals currently receiving  treat-
ment  under  the law. Therefore, the legislature finds it appropriate to
enact measures preserving the existing rights and entitlements of  those
diagnosed  with  pervasive  developmental  disorders  using  the  fourth
edition text revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM-IV TR) as the medical community transitions  to  criteria
implemented  by the fifth edition (DSM-5). The legislature finds that in
addition to ensuring continued benefits and state services it is  impor-
tant  to  convene  a council to study the transition from (DSM-IV TR) to
the criteria implemented by the fifth edition to ensure that individuals
who qualify under (DSM-IV TR) will continue to qualify under DSM-5.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11529-06-4

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