|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to alcoholism and drug abuse|
|Jan 13, 2015||referred to alcoholism and drug abuse|
senate Bill S1543
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Alcoholism And Drug Abuse Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1543 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1543 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1543 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to creating a chemical dependence treatment bill of rights PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To ensure that patients of chemical dependence treatment facilities are accorded appropriate rights. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (d) to section 22.03, containing a list of rights which patients of chemical dependence treatment are entitled. Section 1: These rights shall be posed in places throughout the facility or program and every patient shall be given a copy. The Bill Rights shall include but not be limited to - Every patient has the right: *To participated in developing an individualized plan of treatment and to request a review of the treatment plan by another clinician.
S1543 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1543 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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 S. 1543 2
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