senate Bill S8750

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Conforms the definition of an inmate with a serious mental illness to the definition of "person with a serious mental illness" in the mental hygiene law

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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May 10, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S8750 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3206
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §137, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9559
2019-2020: S2690, A4507

S8750 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Conforms the definition of an inmate with a serious mental illness to the definition of "person with a serious mental illness" in the mental hygiene law.

S8750 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8750 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8750

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
  Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to inmates with a  seri-
  ous mental illness

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of  paragraph  (e)  of  subdivision  6  of
section  137 of the correction law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of
2008, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) he or she [has a current diagnosis of,  or  is  diagnosed  at  the
initial  or  any  subsequent  assessment  conducted  during the inmate's
segregated confinement with, one or more of the following types of  Axis
I  diagnoses,  as described in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and such diagnoses shall  be
made based upon all relevant clinical factors, including but not limited
to symptoms related to such diagnoses:
  (A) schizophrenia (all sub-types),
  (B) delusional disorder,
  (C) schizophreniform disorder,
  (D) schizoaffective disorder,
  (E) brief psychotic disorder,
  (F)  substance-induced  psychotic disorder (excluding intoxication and
withdrawal),
  (G) psychotic disorder not otherwise specified,
  (H) major depressive disorders, or
  (I) bipolar disorder I and II] IS  A  PERSON  WITH  A  SERIOUS  MENTAL
ILLNESS,  AS  DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION  FIFTY-TWO OF SECTION 1.03 OF THE
MENTAL HYGIENE LAW;
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08337-01-7

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