assembly Bill A3895

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes nurse practitioners to admit mentally ill patients

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Jan 30, 2017 referred to higher education

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A3895 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5163
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง9.01, 9.13 & 9.15, Ment Hyg L

A3895 - Summary

Authorizes nurse practitioners to admit a patient to an inpatient mental health unit on a voluntary basis.

A3895 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3895

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ, GOTTFRIED, COLTON, HOOPER, JOYNER -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to authorizing nurse
  practitioners to admit a patient to an inpatient mental health unit on
  a voluntary basis

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

  Section 1. Section 9.01 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
a new ninth undesignated paragraph to read as follows:
  "QUALIFIED  NURSE  PRACTITIONER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL LICENSED PURSUANT
TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE OF THE EDUCATION LAW AND CERTIFIED AS
A NURSE PRACTITIONER PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED TWO  OF  THE
EDUCATION LAW WITH A CERTIFICATE IN THE SPECIALTY OF PSYCHIATRY.
  S  2.  Subdivision  (a)  of section 9.13 of the mental hygiene law, as
amended by chapter 465 of the laws  of  1992,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (a)  The  director  of any hospital may receive as a voluntary patient
any suitable person in need of care and treatment, who voluntarily makes
written application therefor. TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH  WRITTEN  APPLICA-
TION  REQUIRES  AN  EXAMINATION OF THE PATIENT AND CONFIRMATION THAT THE
PATIENT HAS A MENTAL ILLNESS FOR WHICH CARE AND TREATMENT  IN  A  MENTAL
HOSPITAL  IS APPROPRIATE, SUCH EVALUATION AND CONFIRMATION SHALL BE MADE
BY EITHER A PHYSICIAN OR A QUALIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER. If  the  person
is under sixteen years of age, the person may be received as a voluntary
patient  only on the application of the parent, legal guardian, or next-
of-kin of such person, or, subject to the terms of any  court  order  or
any  instrument executed pursuant to section three hundred eighty-four-a
of the social services law, a social  services  official  or  authorized
agency  with  care  and  custody  of  such person pursuant to the social
services law, the director of the division for youth, acting in  accord-
ance with section five hundred nine of the executive law, or a person or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08875-01-7

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