senate Bill S4910

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Renames and broadens the geriatric service demonstration program to include older adults with mental health disabilities and chemical dependence

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Jun 07, 2017 reported and committed to rules
Mar 03, 2017 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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Jun 7, 2017 - Mental Health committee Vote

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Mental Health Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2017

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S4910 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3861
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.41, Ment Hyg L; amd §3, Chap 568 of 2005
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2207, A1843
2011-2012: S308, A265
2013-2014: S299, A427
2015-2016: S256, A1234
2019-2020: S4925, A3193

S4910 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Broadens the geriatric service demonstration program to include older adults with mental health disabilities and chemical dependence; renames the program to be the geriatric mental health and chemical dependence demonstration program; allows for grants to be awarded by the office to providers of care to older adults with chemical dependence.

S4910 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4910 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4910

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DIAZ, AVELLA -- 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 and chapter 568 of the laws of
  2005, amending the mental hygiene law relating to enacting the  geria-
  tric  mental  health  act, in relation to mental health care, chemical
  dependence and compulsive gambling services for the elderly under  the
  geriatric service demonstration program

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

  Section 1. Section 7.41 of the mental hygiene law, as added by chapter
568 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
§ 7.41 Geriatric service demonstration program.
  (a) The office  shall  establish  a  geriatric  service  demonstration
program  to provide grants, within appropriations therefor, to providers
of mental health care, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE SERVICES, COMPULSIVE GAMBLING
SERVICES, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF, to the elderly,  INCLUDING  ORGAN-
IZATIONS  THAT  PROVIDE  HEALTH  AND  AGING  SERVICES  AS WELL AS MENTAL
HEALTH, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE, AND COMPULSIVE GAMBLING ORGANIZATIONS. Such
program shall be administered by the  office  in  cooperation  with  THE
OFFICE  OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, the state office for
the aging and such other state agencies as the commissioner shall deter-
mine are necessary for the operation of the program.
  (b) Grants may be awarded by the office to providers of care to  older
adults  with mental disabilities, CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE, COMPULSIVE GAMBL-
ING, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF, for the purposes which may include  one
or more of the following:
  (1)  Community  integration.  Programs  which enable older adults with
mental disabilities OR OLDER ADULTS SUFFERING FROM  CHEMICAL  DEPENDENCE
OR  COMPULSIVE  GAMBLING  to age SAFELY in the community and prevent the
unnecessary use of institutional care;

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

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