senate Bill S801

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides a mental hygiene legal service to certain patients or residents of residential healthcare facilities

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Apr 29, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
May 22, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Apr 29, 2014 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S801
10
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committee
10
Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Apr 29, 2014

aye wr (1)

May 22, 2013 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S801
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: May 22, 2013

aye wr (1)

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S801 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A190
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §47.01, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A126A, S3423A
2009-2010: A10824B, S7432

S801 - Summary

Provides a mental hygiene legal service to patients or residents of residential healthcare facilities who have been admitted directly from a facility and who have a chronic mental illness and are receiving services related to such illness.

S801 - Sponsor Memo

S801 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   801

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  providing  a
  mental hygiene legal service to certain patients or residents of resi-
  dential healthcare facilities

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 47.01 of the mental hygiene law,
as amended by chapter 7 of the laws of  2007,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a) There shall be a mental hygiene legal service of the state in each
judicial  department.  The  service  shall  provide  legal assistance to
patients or residents of a facility as defined in section 1.03  of  this
chapter,    PATIENTS  OR  RESIDENTS OF RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
LICENSED AND OPERATING PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT  OF  THE  PUBLIC
HEALTH LAW WHO HAVE BEEN ADMITTED DIRECTLY FROM A FACILITY AS DEFINED IN
SECTION  1.03  OF  THIS CHAPTER AND WHO HAVE A SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS AS
DEFINED IN SECTION 1.03 OF  THIS  CHAPTER  AND  ARE  RECEIVING  SERVICES
RELATED  TO  SUCH  ILLNESS,  or  any  other  place  or facility which is
required to have an operating certificate pursuant to article sixteen or
thirty-one of this chapter, and to persons alleged to be in need of care
and treatment in such facilities or places, and to persons  entitled  to
such  legal  assistance  as provided by article ten of this chapter. The
head of such service in each judicial department and such assistants and
such staff as may be necessary shall be appointed and may be removed  by
the  presiding justice of the appellate division of the judicial depart-
ment.  Appointments and transfers to the service shall comply  with  the
provisions of the civil service law. Standards for qualifications of the
personnel  in  the service shall be established by the presiding justice

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

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