senate Bill S446

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for the emergency or involuntary admission of persons with mental illness when there is a risk of serious physical harm or serious psychiatric harm

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2018 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2018 1st report cal.1359
May 09, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2017 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1681
Jun 07, 2017 reported and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2017 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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May 30, 2018 - Finance committee Vote

S446
25
6
committee
25
Aye
6
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 9, 2018 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S446
6
5
committee
6
Aye
5
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: May 9, 2018

Jun 14, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S446
19
2
committee
19
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 7, 2017 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S446
5
4
committee
5
Aye
4
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2017

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S446 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ment Hyg L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4377
2015-2016: S3211
2019-2020: S976

S446 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the emergency or involuntary admission of persons with mental illness when there is a risk of serious physical harm or serious psychiatric harm.

S446 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S446 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   446

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Mental Health and
  Developmental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  involuntary  and
  emergency admissions of the mentally ill

  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, as amended by chap-
ter 723 of the laws of  1989,  the  seventh  undesignated  paragraph  as
amended  by  chapter  595  of  the  laws  of 2000, is amended to read as
follows:
§ 9.01 Definitions.
  As used in this article:
  "in need of care and treatment" means  that  a  person  has  a  mental
illness  for which in-patient care and treatment in a hospital is appro-
priate.
  "in need of involuntary care and treatment" means that a person has  a
mental  illness  for which care and treatment as a patient in a hospital
is essential to such person's welfare and [whose] WHICH SO  IMPAIRS  THE
PERSON'S  judgment  [is  so impaired] that he OR SHE is unable to under-
stand the need for such care and treatment.
  ["likelihood to result in serious harm" or] "likely to result in seri-
ous PHYSICAL harm" means [(a)] POSING a substantial risk of : (A)  SERI-
OUS  physical harm to the person as manifested by threats of or attempts
at suicide or serious bodily harm, CONDUCT DEMONSTRATING THAT THE PERSON
IS UNABLE TO MEET HIS OR HER NEEDS FOR NOURISHMENT, MEDICAL CARE,  SHEL-
TER  OR  SELF-PROTECTION  WITHOUT  THE  ASSISTANCE  OF  OTHERS, or other
conduct demonstrating  that  the  person  is  dangerous  to  himself  or
herself[,]; or (b) [a substantial risk of physical harm to other persons
as manifested by homicidal or other violent behavior by which others are

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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