assembly Bill A2416

2017-2018 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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A2416 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3408
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §22.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8075
2011-2012: A48, S4447
2013-2014: A1777, S913
2015-2016: A5869, S1543
2019-2020: A3119, S4599
2021-2022: A7530, S5054

A2416 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A2416 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2416

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DINOWITZ,
  JAFFEE,  LUPARDO,  PEOPLES-STOKES  --  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.
                                                           LBD06582-01-7