Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Nov 20, 2015
|Nov 10, 2015
delivered to governor
|Jun 18, 2015
returned to assembly
substituted for s4094
|Jun 18, 2015
substituted by a7332
ordered to third reading cal.1814
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Apr 29, 2015
reported and committed to finance
|Feb 26, 2015
referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Senate Bill S4094Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7332 - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Vetoed By Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S4094 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §13.17, Ment Hyg L
2015-S4094 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4094 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing state operated opportunities for people with developmental disabilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would allow individuals with developmentally disabilities the opportunity to transition into state-operated community settings while still being taken care of by employees they know and trust. New York State should ensure that there are state operated choices for any indi- viduals with developmental disabilities that want them in their area. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. The commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities shall ensure that the continuity of care for individuals with a developmental disability by offering state operated services within the developmentally disabled service offices (DDSO) region where they are currently receiving services. If no such state service as requested by the individuals with a developmental disability or their parent, guardian or advocate are available then the client shall remain in the facility or residence until said services are available.
2015-S4094 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4094 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 26, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- 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 state operated opportunities for people with developmental disabilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 13.17 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows: (D) 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ENSURE FOR CONTINUITY OF CARE FOR INDI- VIDUALS WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY TRANSITIONING TO LESS RESTRIC- TIVE SETTINGS PURSUANT TO ANY CLOSURE, CONSOLIDATION, MERGER OR ANY OTHER ACTION THAT DIMINISHES CURRENT STATE OPERATED SERVICES. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUALS WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABIL- ITY SO AFFECTED ARE GIVEN THE OPTION OF TRANSITIONING TO STATE OPERATED SERVICES WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED SERVICE OFFICES REGION WHERE THEY ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING SERVICES. IF NO SUCH STATE SERVICE AS REQUESTED BY THE INDIVIDUALS WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY OR THEIR PARENT, GUARDIAN OR ADVOCATE ARE AVAILABLE THEN SUCH INDIVIDUAL SHALL REMAIN IN THE FACILITY OR RESIDENCE UNTIL SAID SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DOCUMENT EACH OFFER OF STATE OPERATED OPPORTU- NITIES AND SHALL RETAIN A RECORD OF THE SERVICES OFFERED. 2. IN THE EVENT NO SERVICES DESIRED BY THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE DEVEL- OPMENTALLY DISABLED ARE EITHER AVAILABLE OR EXIST WITHIN CURRENT STATE OPERATED SERVICES, THE OFFICE SHALL RECORD THE NAME, PARENT, GUARDIAN OR ADVOCATE AND SERVICES THEY ARE SEEKING. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP A RECORD OF SERVICES FOR STATE OPERATED SUPPORTIVE PLACEMENT OPTIONS THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE WITH A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE UNMET NEEDS FOR THE FOLLOW- ING FISCAL YEAR. SUCH COMMISSIONER SHALL SUBMIT THE PLAN TO THE TEMPO- RARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST OF EACH YEAR. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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