assembly Bill A7569

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to certain inmates held in secure mental health facilities

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 21, 2017 signed chap.196
Aug 09, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 05, 2017 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.994
substituted for s5430
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 18, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.470
May 16, 2017 reported
May 02, 2017 referred to correction

A7569 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5430
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §508, Cor L

A7569 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to transfer of certain inmates to secure mental health facilities.

A7569 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7569

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WEPRIN -- (at request of the Office of Mental
  Health) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation  to  local  correctional
  facility  inmates  held in secure facilities operated by the office of
  mental health

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 508 of the correction law, as
amended by chapter 33 of the  laws  of  2009,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  A  sheriff,  in his OR HER discretion, may by written order permit
inmates confined in a local correctional  facility  to  receive  medical
diagnosis  and  treatment  in  outside hospitals, upon the determination
that such outside treatment and diagnosis  is  necessary  by  reason  of
inadequate  facilities  within  the  local  correctional  facility. Such
inmates shall remain under the jurisdiction and in the custody  of  said
sheriff  while in a hospital, OTHER THAN A SECURE FACILITY, AS SUCH TERM
IS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH B OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION,  and  said
sheriff  shall  enforce  proper measures in each case to safely maintain
such jurisdiction and custody.
  § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section  508  of  the  correction
law,  as amended by chapter 283 of the laws of 2002, such subdivision as
renumbered by chapter 33 of the laws of 2009,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  a. If a physician to a jail or in case of a vacancy a physician acting
as  such  and  the  warden  or jailer certify in writing that a prisoner
confined in a jail, either in a civil cause or upon a  criminal  charge,
is  in such a state of mental health that he OR SHE is in need of invol-
untary care and treatment and in their opinion should be  removed  to  a
psychiatric  hospital  for  treatment,  the warden or jailer shall imme-
diately notify the  director  who  shall  have  the  responsibility  for

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