senate Bill S1543

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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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Alcoholism And Drug Abuse Committee


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Jan 06, 2016 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Jan 13, 2015 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

S1543 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5869
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง22.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8075
2011-2012: S4447, A48
2013-2014: S913, A1777
2017-2018: S3408, A2416
2019-2020: S4599, A3119
2021-2022: S5054, A7530

S1543 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1543 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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