senate Bill S890

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes peer crisis diversion residences

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jan 09, 2013 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S890 - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง31.34, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3017
2009-2010: S5012

S890 - Summary

Establishes peer crisis diversion homes.

S890 - Sponsor Memo

S890 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   890

                       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 establishing peer
  crisis diversion homes

  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
31.34 to read as follows:
S 31.34 PEER CRISIS DIVERSION HOMES.
  (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (1) "COMMISSIONER" SHALL MEAN THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH;
  (2) "CRISIS  DIVERSION  SERVICES"  SHALL  MEAN  SERVICES  DESIGNED  TO
PROVIDE  A PERSON WHO HAS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISORDERS AND WHO IS EXPERI-
ENCING SYMPTOMS, A SAFE, SUPPORTIVE AND AFFIRMING  HOME-LIKE,  TEMPORARY
RESIDENCE  WHERE  THE  PERSON MAY BEGIN THE RECOVERY PROCESS, UNDERSTAND
THE MEANING OF WHAT THE PERSON IS EXPERIENCING  AND  REGAIN  EQUILIBRIUM
AND  THE ABILITY TO RELATE EFFECTIVELY TO OTHER PEOPLE. CRISIS DIVERSION
SERVICES INCLUDE PEER SUPPORT WITH AN EMPHASIS ON  RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING
AND PERSONAL CHOICE;
  (3)  "PEER  SUPPORT SPECIALIST" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY
EXPERIENCED URGENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS AND HAS RECOVERED AND WHO HAS
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TRAINING THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED  BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER, QUALIFYING THAT PERSON TO WORK WITH A RESIDENT;
  (4)  "RESIDENT"  SHALL MEAN AN ADULT WHO HAS EXPERIENCED URGENT BEHAV-
IORAL HEALTH NEEDS BUT DOES NOT REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION AND  WHO  VOLUN-
TARILY RESIDES FOR A SHORT TERM STAY IN A PEER CRISIS DIVERSION HOME;
  (5)  "PEER  CRISIS  DIVERSION HOME" SHALL MEAN A HOME-LIKE ENVIRONMENT
THAT OFFERS CRISIS DIVERSION SERVICES BY TEMPORARILY  HOUSING  VOLUNTARY
RESIDENTS  WHO  ENGAGE  IN  ROUTINE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING AND LEARN

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

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