|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 30, 2019||reported and committed to finance|
|May 01, 2019||referred to alcoholism and substance abuse|
senate Bill S5440
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5440 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5440 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5440 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a council for treatment equity within the office of alco- holism and substance abuse PURPOSE: This bill requires that the Council for Treatment Equity be created to address substance use disorder treatment disparities amongst vulnerable populations across the state. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes the Council for Treatment Equity and the Treatment Equity Advisory Board, which would work collaboratively to address and achieve treatment equity throughout the state by analyzing data, devel- oping and implementing strategies, promoting community involvement, and reviewing the impact of current laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
S5440 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5440 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 1, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a council for treatment equity within the office of alcoholism and substance abuse 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 19.45 to read as follows: § 19.45 THE COUNCIL FOR TREATMENT EQUITY. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "COUNCIL" SHALL MEAN THE COUNCIL FOR TREATMENT EQUITY CREATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION WHICH SHALL CONSIST OF A FULL TIME DIRECTOR AND ANY ADDITIONAL FULL OR PART TIME STAFF THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. (B) "TREATMENT EQUITY ADVISORY BOARD" SHALL MEAN THE ADVISORY BOARD TO THE COUNCIL, CREATED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. (C) "VULNERABLE POPULATIONS" SHALL MEAN THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED INJUSTICES AND DISADVANTAGES AS A RESULT OF THEIR RACE, ETHNICITY, SEXU- AL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, DISABILITY STATUS, AGE, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND/OR ANY OTHER STATUS WHICH HAS CAUSED A PERSON TO EXPERIENCE INJUSTICES AND DISADVANTAGES. (D) "RACIALLY AND ETHNICALLY DIVERSE AREAS" SHALL MEAN COUNTIES WHERE THE NON-WHITE POPULATION IS FORTY PERCENT OR MORE OR THE SERVICE AREA OF AN AGENCY, CORPORATION, FACILITY OR INDIVIDUAL PROVIDING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SERVICES WHERE THE NON-WHITE POPULATION OF SAID AREA IS FORTY PERCENT OR MORE. (E) "PROVIDER OF SERVICES" SHALL MEAN ANY AGENCY, CORPORATION, FACILI- TY OR INDIVIDUAL PROVIDING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SERVICES TO VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. (F) "TREATMENT DISPARITIES" SHALL MEAN MEASURABLE DIFFERENCES IN ACCESS TO AND QUALITY OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SERVICES AS DETERMINED
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