senate Bill S7909

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to assessment services for youth alleged to be suffering from substance use disorder

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 23, 2014 signed chap.38
delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.529
substituted for a10162
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading cal.1640
Jun 17, 2014 referred to rules

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S7909 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10162
Law Section:
Family Court Act
Laws Affected:
Amd §§712 & 735, Fam Ct Act

S7909 - Summary

Relates to assessment services for youth alleged to be suffering from substance use disorder.

S7909 - Sponsor Memo

S7909 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 7909                                                 A. 10162

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

                              June 17, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  -- Introduced by Sens. FELDER, MARTINS -- (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. Lupardo) -- (at request of the Governor) -- read once and  referred
  to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the family court act, in relation to assessment services
  for youth alleged to be suffering from substance use disorder

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision (i) of section 712 of the family court act, as
added by section 1 of part E of chapter 57  of  the  laws  of  2005,  is
amended,  and  four  new subdivisions (j), (k), (l) and (m) are added to
read as follows:
  (i) "Diversion services". Services provided to children  and  families
pursuant  to  section  seven hundred thirty-five of this article for the
purpose of avoiding the need to file a petition or direct the  detention
of  the child. Diversion services shall include: efforts to adjust cases
pursuant to this article before a petition is filed, or by order of  the
court, after the petition is filed but before fact-finding is commenced;
and preventive services provided in accordance with section four hundred
nine-a  of  the  social services law to avert the placement of the child
into foster care, including crisis intervention  and  respite  services.
DIVERSION  SERVICES MAY ALSO INCLUDE, IN CASES WHERE ANY PERSON IS SEEK-
ING TO FILE A PETITION THAT ALLEGES THAT THE CHILD HAS A  SUBSTANCE  USE
DISORDER  OR  IS  IN  NEED  OF IMMEDIATE DETOXIFICATION OR SUBSTANCE USE
DISORDER SERVICES, AN ASSESSMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE  DISORDER;  PROVIDED,
HOWEVER,  THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRA-
RY, THE DESIGNATED LEAD AGENCY SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR  ALL  OR
ANY PORTION OF THE COSTS OF SUCH ASSESSMENT OR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER OR
DETOXIFICATION  SERVICES,  EXCEPT  IN CASES WHERE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR
NEEDY PERSONS MAY BE USED TO PAY FOR ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE COSTS  OF
SUCH ASSESSMENT OR SERVICES.

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

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