senate Bill S5440

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the council for treatment equity within the office of alcoholism and substance abuse

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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May 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
May 01, 2019 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse

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May 30, 2019 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S5440
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Nay
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Absent
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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee Vote: May 30, 2019

nay (1)

S5440 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A692
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.45, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8150

S5440 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the council for treatment equity within the office of alcoholism and substance abuse.

S5440 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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