senate Bill S8649

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to alcohol and drug free housing

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May 31, 2018 reported and committed to finance
May 10, 2018 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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May 31, 2018 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S8649
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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee Vote: May 31, 2018

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S8649 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §22.13, Ment Hyg L

S8649 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to alcohol and drug free housing; directs the commissioner of the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to establish a voluntary training and accreditation program for operators of alcohol and drug free housing.

S8649 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8649 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8649

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- 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 alcohol and  drug
  free housing

  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
22.13 to read as follows:
§ 22.13 ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE HOUSING.
  (A)  AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  THE  FOLLOWING WORDS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES OTHERWISE:
  1. "ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE HOUSING", A RESIDENCE, COMMONLY KNOWN  AS  A
SOBER  HOME,  WHICH  PROVIDES OR ADVERTISES AS PROVIDING, AN ALCOHOL AND
DRUG FREE ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM  SUBSTANCE  USE  DISOR-
DERS;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT, ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE HOUSING SHALL NOT
INCLUDE A HALFWAY HOUSE, TREATMENT UNIT OR DETOXIFICATION FACILITY REGU-
LATED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER  OR  ANY  OTHER  FACILITY
LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT-A OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  2.  "CERTIFIED  ALCOHOL  AND DRUG FREE HOUSING", ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE
HOUSING THAT HAS BEEN ACCREDITED BY THE BUREAU PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  3. "OPERATOR", THE LAWFUL OWNER OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE HOUSING OR  A
PERSON EMPLOYED AND DESIGNATED BY THE OWNER TO HAVE PRIMARY RESPONSIBIL-
ITY  FOR  THE DAILY OPERATION OF SUCH HOUSING AND FOR MAINTAINING STAND-
ARDS AND CONDITIONS IN SUCH HOUSING THAT CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT  SUPPORT-
IVE OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER RECOVERY.
  (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  AND PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINIS-
TRATION OF A VOLUNTARY TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION PROGRAM FOR  OPERATORS
OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE HOUSING SEEKING CERTIFICATION UNDER SUBDIVISION
(D) OF THIS SECTION.
  (C)  THE  ACCREDITATION  PROGRAM  ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
SHALL MAINTAIN STANDARDS AND PRACTICES WHICH:
  1. UPHOLD INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES AND  SUPPORT  A  SAFE,  HEALTHY  AND
EFFECTIVE RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT;
  2.  EVALUATE  THE  ABILITY  TO  ASSIST  PERSONS IN ACHIEVING LONG-TERM
RECOVERY GOALS;
  3. PROVIDE FOR APPROPRIATE TRAINING FOR THE OPERATORS  AND  STAFF  AND

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