assembly Bill A5186

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the establishment of community housing waiting lists within the office of mental health service system

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to mental health
Feb 07, 2019 referred to mental health

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A5186 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4749
Current Committee:
Assembly Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.15, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S184
2011-2012: S3427
2013-2014: S3248
2015-2016: A6330, S1399
2017-2018: A5874, S3400
2021-2022: A4303, S5035

A5186 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the establishment of community housing waiting lists within the office of mental health service system; directs each provider of housing services in the office of mental health system to provide, on a monthly basis, the office of mental health with a list of each person referred to, admitted to, applying for, withdrawing an application for and denied admission to housing provided by such provider; requires the community-based agency performing assessments of persons with a documented mental illness to provide the office with the names of such who have been assessed and who meet the eligibility criteria for the array of funded and/or licensed housing programs; requires such office to publish such waiting lists on a monthly basis.

A5186 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  5186

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Mental Health

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the establishment
  of  community  housing  waiting  lists for adults within the office of
  mental health service system

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

  Section 1. Section 7.15 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
three new subdivisions (c), (d) and (e) to read as follows:
  (C)  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY HOUSING WAITING LIST
FOR ADULTS SEEKING HOUSING SERVICES  IN  THE  OFFICE  OF  MENTAL  HEALTH
SERVICE  SYSTEM.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "COMMUNITY
HOUSING WAITING LIST" SHALL MEAN  AN  UNDUPLICATED  LIST  OR  ROSTER  OF
ADULTS  WITH A DOCUMENTED MENTAL ILLNESS WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITE-
RIA FOR THE ARRAY OF OFFICE OF  MENTAL  HEALTH  FUNDED  AND/OR  LICENSED
HOUSING  PROGRAMS  WHO  HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO OR APPLIED FOR BUT NOT YET
RECEIVED  SUPPORTED,  SUPPORTIVE,  SUPERVISED  OR   CONGREGATE   HOUSING
SERVICES IN THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM.
  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM "PROVIDER OF HOUSING
SERVICES" SHALL INCLUDE EVERY HOLDER OF AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE  ISSUED
PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, OR EVERY HOUSING PROGRAM
FUNDED,  OPERATED  OR  ADMINISTERED  BY  THE  OFFICE INCLUDING ANY LOCAL
GOVERNMENT UNIT MENTAL HEALTH HOUSING REFERRAL SYSTEM  AND  EACH  SINGLE
POINT  OF ENTRY OFFICE, OPERATED BY OR UNDER CONTRACT WITH A DIRECTOR OF
COMMUNITY SERVICES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE  TERM  "AGENCY  OR  INSTITUTION"
SHALL  INCLUDE  ADULT HOMES, NURSING HOMES, FOSTER CARE PROVIDERS, HOME-
LESS SHELTERS, STATE PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS, HOSPITALS, CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
ITIES AND OTHER REFERRING ENTITIES.
  EACH MONTH, EACH PROVIDER OF HOUSING SERVICES  SHALL  PROVIDE  TO  THE
OFFICE  THE  NAME  OF  EACH  PERSON  WHO IS REFERRED TO, APPLIES FOR, IS

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