assembly Bill A6210

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates a sober living task force

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A6210 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S902
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.04, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7933, S3989
2019-2020: A6718, S4496
2021-2022: A5670, S3411

A6210 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a sober living task force.

A6210 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6210

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. THIELE, MURRAY, PALUMBO, GALEF -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a
  sober living task force

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

  Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
19.04 to read as follows:
§ 19.04 SOBER LIVING TASK FORCE.
  1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  "SOBER LIVING RESIDENCE" SHALL MEAN ANY RESIDENCE LOCATED IN NEW  YORK
STATE  WHERE THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF SUCH RESIDENCE HOLDS THE RESIDENCE
OUT TO THE PUBLIC AS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG  FREE  LIVING  ENVIRONMENT  FOR
PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, WHERE NO FORMAL TREATMENT
SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON-SITE.
  2.  THE  SOBER  LIVING TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED, WHICH PURSUANT TO
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES
FOR SOBER LIVING RESIDENCES THAT ILLUSTRATE  THE  MOST  APPROPRIATE  AND
EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY.
  3. THE TASK FORCE SHALL STUDY AND UTILIZE RELIABLE EVIDENCE AND INFOR-
MATION  COLLECTED FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS BOTH IN NEW YORK STATE
AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO:
  (A) DOCUMENT THE NUMBER OF SOBER HOMES OPERATING IN THE STATE;
  (B) ISSUE RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING  BEST  PRACTICES
FOR SOBER LIVING RESIDENCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE
SOBER  LIVING  ENVIRONMENT,  WITH  A FOCUS ON LEAST RESTRICTIVE MEANS OF
BENEFITING THE PERSON IN RECOVERY;
  (C) STUDY AND ISSUE FINDINGS  REGARDING  HEALTH  AND  SAFETY  CONCERNS
RELATED  TO  THE  OCCUPANCY AND OPERATION OF SOBER LIVING RESIDENCES FOR
THE PERSON IN RECOVERY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00842-01-7