senate Bill S6309

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop training materials for screening for alcoholism and chemical dependency

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Jan 13, 2014 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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S6309 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1610A
Current Committee:
Senate Alcoholism And Drug Abuse
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.07, Ment Hyg L

S6309 - Bill Texts

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Requires the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop training materials for health care providers and qualified health professionals, recognized by the office to enable the implementation of the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment program, regarding screening for alcoholism and chemical dependency.

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BILL NUMBER:S6309

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to
requiring the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to
develop training materials for health care providers and qualified
health professionals to encourage implementation of the screening,
brief intervention, and referral to treatment program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL

This bill supports the expansion of SBIRT beyond hospital emergency
rooms by making available training materials that will help to educate
health care providers and qualified health professionals on how to
correctly administer SBIRT.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS

This legislation requires the office of alcoholism and substance abuse
services to develop training materials for screening for alcoholism
and chemical dependency.

JUSTIFICATION

Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is an
evidence-based practice model which is proven to be successful in
modifying behavioral patterns with at-risk substance users and in
identifying individuals who are in need of more extensive, specialized
treatment. The implementation of SBIRT in primary health care settings
(hospitals, outpatient clinics and private physician offices) will
allow for the early detection of risky alcohol and drug use. Applied
as a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach it can result
in early intervention which helps to avert the serious and costly
health consequences of undetected substance abuse.

The 2011-2012 New York State Enacted Budget included a proposal that
will expand the use of SBIRT for alcohol/drug abuse beyond the
emergency room setting. According to the Medicaid Redesign Team, New
York State will realize a savings of $850,000 in the 2011-2012 State
Fiscal Year (SFY) with state savings in the SFY 2012-2013 and in the
outlying years increasing to $1.7 million.

The expansion of SBIRT beyond the emergency room will require health
care professionals to learn a new set of skills and become familiar
with new administrative processes. Training will help to ensure the
effective implementation of SBIRT in primary care settings.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

2012- S.6174 Klein- Reported & Committed to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS

Undetermined

EFFECTIVE DATE

: This act shall take effect immediately.


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

                                  6309

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TKACZYK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in  relation  to  requiring  the
  office  of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop training
  materials for health care providers and qualified health professionals
  to encourage implementation of the screening, brief intervention,  and
  referral to treatment program

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

  Section 1. Section 19.07 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (j) to read as follows:
  (J)  THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, IN CONSUL-
TATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, SHALL PROVIDE  AND  PUBLISH,  IN
ELECTRONIC  OR  OTHER FORMAT, TRAINING MATERIALS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVID-
ERS, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION TWO  HUNDRED  THIRTY-EIGHT
OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, AND QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, RECOGNIZED
BY  THE  OFFICE  TO  ENABLE  THE  IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCREENING, BRIEF
INTERVENTION, AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PROGRAM (SBIRT).  SUCH  TRAINING
MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE ANY AND ALL MATERIALS NECESSARY TO INFORM HEALTH
CARE  PROVIDERS  AND  QUALIFIED  HEALTH  PROFESSIONALS OF THE METHOD FOR
ADMINISTERING THE SBIRT PROGRAM TO A PATIENT IN THE CARE OF HEALTH  CARE
PROVIDERS  OR  QUALIFIED  HEALTH  PROFESSIONALS. SUCH TRAINING MATERIALS
SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS  AND  QUALIFIED  HEALTH
PROFESSIONALS  THROUGH  THE  OFFICIAL  WEBSITES  OF  THE  OFFICE AND THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND BY ANY OTHER MEANS DEEMED  APPROPRIATE  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13506-01-4

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