assembly Bill A5869

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Creates the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities

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A5869 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1543
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง22.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8075
2011-2012: A48, S4447
2013-2014: A1777, S913
2017-2018: A2416, S3408
2019-2020: A3119, S4599
2021-2022: A7530, S5054

A5869 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities.

A5869 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5869

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. ORTIZ, DINOWITZ, JAFFEE, LUPARDO -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.    PEOPLES-STOKES,  ROBINSON  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to creating a chemi-
  cal dependence treatment bill of rights

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 22.03 of the mental hygiene law,
as added by chapter 558 of the laws of 1999, is amended and a new subdi-
vision (d) is added to read as follows:
  (c) The director of every chemical  dependence  program,  service,  or
treatment  facility shall post copies of [a notice] THE CHEMICAL DEPEND-
ENCE TREATMENT BILL OF RIGHTS in a form and manner to be  determined  by
the  commissioner,  at  places  throughout the facility or program where
such [notice] BILL OF RIGHTS shall be conspicuous  and  visible  to  all
patients[,  stating].  THE  CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE TREATMENT BILL OF RIGHTS
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, the following:
  1. [a general statement of the rights of patients  under  the  various
admission or retention provisions of this article; and
  2.  the  right  of  the  patient to communicate with the director, the
board of visitors, if any, and the commissioner] EVERY PATIENT  HAS  THE
RIGHT  TO  PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN OF TREATMENT
AND TO REQUEST A REVIEW OF HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN BY  ANOTHER  CLINI-
CIAN;
  2.  EVERY  PATIENT HAS THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE AN EXPLANATION OF SERVICES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN;
  3. EVERY PATIENT SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE FULLY INFORMED OF  HIS  OR
HER PROPOSED TREATMENT, INCLUDING POSSIBLE ADVERSE EFFECTS;
  4.  EVERY  PATIENT  HAS  THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO OR TERMINATE TREATMENT
UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED PURSUANT TO COURT ORDER;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04598-01-5