senate Bill S7377

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs local government units providing services to individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities to create a single point of access system

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May 14, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S7377 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6510
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง41.13, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A10453

S7377 - Summary

Directs local government units providing services to individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities to create a single point of access system.

S7377 - Sponsor Memo

S7377 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7377

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  directing  local
  government units providing services to individuals with mental illness
  or  developmental  disabilities  to  create  a  single point of access
  system

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision (a) of section 41.13 of the mental hygiene law
is amended by adding a new paragraph 17 to read as follows:
  17.  CREATE,  DIRECT  AND EXERCISE SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY OVER A SINGLE
POINT  OF  ACCESS  SYSTEM  TO  FACILITATE  ENTRY  TO  CARE  COORDINATION
SERVICES,  RESIDENTIAL  PLACEMENT,  REHABILITATIVE  SERVICES,  AND OTHER
SERVICES FOR HIGH NEED ADULTS AND CHILDREN. THE SINGLE POINT  OF  ACCESS
SYSTEM  MAY  BE  OPERATED  EITHER INDIVIDUALLY BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL
UNIT OR COLLECTIVELY IN COOPERATION WITH ONE OR MORE OTHER LOCAL GOVERN-
MENTAL UNITS. SEPARATE SINGLE POINT OF ACCESS SYSTEMS MAY BE ESTABLISHED
IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF A TARGETED POPULATION BASED ON CRITERIA
INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  AGE,  DISABILITY,  VETERAN  STATUS  OR
SPECIFIC SERVICE NEED SUCH AS HOUSING OR CARE COORDINATION. SINGLE POINT
OF ACCESS SYSTEMS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO:
  (I)  RECEIVE  REFERRALS  OF  ALL  PERSONS  WITH A MENTAL DISABILITY AS
DEFINED IN SECTION 1.03 OF THIS CHAPTER WHO ARE  IDENTIFIED  AS  A  HIGH
NEED PERSON BY THE COMMISSIONER;
  (II)  RECEIVE  REFERRALS  REGARDLESS OF AGE, ABILITY TO PAY, OR HEALTH
INSURANCE STATUS;
  (III) REQUIRE THE COOPERATION OF PROVIDERS OF CARE COORDINATION, HOUS-
ING, HEALTH CARE, AND MANAGED CARE OPERATING WITHIN THE JURISDICTION  OF
THE  LOCAL  GOVERNMENTAL UNIT TO DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF CARE
AND SERVICE DELIVERY FOR DESIGNATED HIGH NEED PERSONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09515-01-3

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