senate Bill S8117

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to a family support and recovery services program

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May 31, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Mar 29, 2018 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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May 31, 2018 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S8117
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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee Vote: May 31, 2018

absent (1)

S8117 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.18-b, Ment Hyg L

S8117 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a family support and recovery services program to provide services to patients and families during treatment for alcoholism and substance abuse.

S8117 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8117 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8117

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  JACOBS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to a family  support
  and  recovery  services  program; and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon the expiration thereof

  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
19.18-b to read as follows:
§ 19.18-B FAMILY SUPPORT AND RECOVERY SERVICES DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.
  1. WITHIN AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  DEVELOP  A
FAMILY SUPPORT AND RECOVERY SERVICES PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE
FAMILY  SUPPORT  AND RECOVERY SERVICES TO ADOLESCENT AND ADULT PATIENTS,
AND THEIR FAMILIES, DURING TREATMENT, INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,
INPATIENT  AND  OUTPATIENT  TREATMENT,  AND  SHALL  BE AVAILABLE TO SUCH
PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR UP TO TWELVE MONTHS AFTER COMPLETION  OF
SUCH TREATMENT PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL IDENTIFY WHERE THE FAMILY
SUPPORT  AND  RECOVERY  SERVICES PROGRAMS WILL BE ESTABLISHED; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT ONE SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN WESTERN NEW  YORK
AND ANOTHER SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE IN LONG ISLAND.
  2. FAMILY SUPPORT AND RECOVERY SERVICES SHALL INCLUDE:
  (A) TREATMENT PLACEMENT SERVICES;
  (B) HOUSING PLACEMENT SERVICES;
  (C) PEER SUPPORTS, INCLUDING PEER TO PEER SUPPORT GROUPS;
  (D) EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT; AND
  (E) TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE.
  3.  NOT  LATER  THAN APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE, THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL PROVIDE  THE  GOVERNOR,  THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE
SENATE,  THE  SPEAKER  OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE STANDING
COMMITTEE ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE AND THE  CHAIR  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY
COMMITTEE  ON  ALCOHOLISM  AND DRUG ABUSE WITH WRITTEN EVALUATION OF THE
PROGRAM. SUCH EVALUATION SHALL, AT A MINIMUM, ADDRESS THE OVERALL EFFEC-
TIVENESS OF THIS PROGRAM, IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICES FOR FAMILY SUPPORT AND
RECOVERY SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THIS PROGRAM, AND ANY ADDITIONAL FAMILY

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

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