senate Bill S7014

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to requests for emergency services for persons intoxicated, impaired or incapacitated by alcohol or substances

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Apr 11, 2014 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

S7014 - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §22.09, Ment Hyg L

S7014 - Summary

Relates to requests for emergency services for persons intoxicated, impaired or incapacitated by alcohol or substances.

S7014 - Sponsor Memo

S7014 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7014

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BOYLE -- (at request of the Office of Alcoholism and
  Substance Abuse Services) -- 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 requests for
  emergency services for persons intoxicated, impaired or  incapacitated
  by alcohol or substances

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

  Section 1. Section 22.09 of the mental hygiene law, as added by  chap-
ter 558 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
S 22.09 Emergency  services  for persons intoxicated, impaired, or inca-
          pacitated by alcohol and/or substances.
  (a) As used in this article:
  1. "Intoxicated or impaired person" means a  person  whose  mental  or
physical  functioning is substantially impaired as a result of the pres-
ence of alcohol and/or substances in his or her body.
  2. "Incapacitated" means that a person, as a  result  of  the  use  of
alcohol  and/or  substances,  is  unconscious or has his or her judgment
otherwise so impaired that he or  she  is  incapable  of  realizing  and
making  a  rational  decision with respect to his or her need for treat-
ment.
  3. "Likelihood to result in harm" or "likely to result in harm"  means
(i)  a  substantial risk of physical harm to the person as manifested by
threats of or attempts at  suicide  or  serious  bodily  harm  or  other
conduct  demonstrating  that  the  person  is  dangerous  to  himself or
herself, or (ii) a substantial risk of physical harm to other persons as
manifested by homicidal or other violent behavior by  which  others  are
placed in reasonable fear of serious physical harm.
  4.  ["Hospital" means a general hospital as defined in article twenty-
eight of the public health law]  "EMERGENCY  SERVICES"  MEANS  IMMEDIATE
PHYSICAL  EXAMINATION,  ASSESSMENT,  CARE  AND  EMERGENCY  TREATMENT  TO
ACHIEVE STABILIZATION, AND EVALUATION OR REFERRAL FOR FURTHER TREATMENT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13917-02-4

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