senate Bill S7904

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the opioid treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 23, 2014 signed chap.33
delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.587
substituted for a10159
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading cal.1635
Jun 17, 2014 referred to rules

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S7904 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10159
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.18, Ment Hyg L

S7904 - Summary

Establishes the opioid treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program.

S7904 - Sponsor Memo

S7904 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 7904                                                 A. 10159

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              June 17, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  -- Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- (at request of the Governor)
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Rules

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M.  of
  A. McDonald) -- (at request of the Governor) -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Ways and Means

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene  law, in relation to the opioid
  addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program;  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.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section
19.18 to read as follows:
S 19.18 OPIOID  ADDICTION TREATMENT AND HOSPITAL DIVERSION DEMONSTRATION
          PROGRAM.
  1. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH,
SHALL  ESTABLISH  A  HEROIN  AND OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT AND HOSPITAL
DIVERSION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE A NEW  MODEL
OF  DETOXIFICATION  AND  TRANSITIONAL  SERVICES  FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING
TREATMENT FOR HEROIN AND  OPIOID  ADDICTION  THAT  UTILIZES  SHORT-TERM,
RESIDENTIAL  AND PEER-SUPPORTED SERVICES FOR OPIOID AND HEROIN ADDICTION
WITH A GOAL OF  REDUCING  RELIANCE  ON  EMERGENCY  ROOM  SERVICES  WHILE
PROVIDING  APPROPRIATE  SUPPORTS  TO  PATIENTS AND FAMILIES. SUCH DEMON-
STRATION PROGRAM SHALL UTILIZE  EXISTING  BEDS  IN  MEDICALLY  MONITORED
DETOXIFICATION  PROGRAMS,  TO  THE  EXTENT  THAT  BEDS  ARE LOCATED, AND
SERVICES ARE MODIFIED, APPROPRIATELY, TO  SERVE  THOSE  WITH  HEROIN  OR
OPIOID  ADDICTIONS;  AND  SHALL  PERMIT  PARTICIPATION  BY ALL PROGRAMS,
SERVICES, AND FACILITIES THAT ARE CERTIFIED OR LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS
ARTICLE.  INDIVIDUALS WHO RECEIVE DETOXIFICATION  SERVICES  PURSUANT  TO
THIS  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM  SHALL,  UPON  COMPLETION,  BE  REFERRED TO
SERVICES THAT ARE APPROPRIATE TO FACILITATE THEIR RECOVERY  FROM  HEROIN
AND  OPIOID  ADDICTION.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH DEMONSTRATIONS
THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

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

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