assembly Bill A1141

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to establish at least 4 infant recovery centers in areas of need for infants suffering from drug withdrawal as a result of in utero exposure

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Jan 14, 2019 referred to health

A1141 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5480
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25 Title 1 §2509, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7913, S2815

A1141 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to establish at least 4 infant recovery centers in areas of need for infants suffering from drug withdrawal as a result of in utero exposure.

A1141 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  1141

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SIMOTAS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
  infant recovery centers pilot program; and providing for the repeal of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Title 1 of article 25 of the public health law  is  amended
by adding a new section 2509 to read as follows:
  §  2509. INFANT RECOVERY CENTERS PILOT PROGRAM.  THERE SHALL BE ESTAB-
LISHED AN INFANT RECOVERY CENTERS PILOT PROGRAM WHEREBY THE  COMMISSION-
ER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
SERVICES, SHALL ESTABLISH AT LEAST FOUR INFANT RECOVERY CENTERS IN AREAS
OF  NEED IN THE STATE. SUCH CENTERS SHALL PROVIDE COST EFFECTIVE, NECES-
SARY SERVICES AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF CARE FOR  TARGETED  POPULATIONS
IN  ORDER  TO  DEMONSTRATE  THE  EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH PROGRAM. ELIGIBLE
INFANTS SHALL BE UNDER ONE  YEAR  OF  AGE  AND  SUFFER  FROM  WITHDRAWAL
RESULTING FROM IN UTERO EXPOSURE TO DRUGS. SUCH INFANT WITHDRAWAL MAY BE
THE  RESULT OF CONDITIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEONATAL ABSTI-
NENCE SYNDROME. THE PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE MORE APPROPRIATE SETTINGS  AND
COST EFFECTIVE CARE FOR THESE INFANTS THAN HOSPITALS, WHILE ALSO PROVID-
ING  SUPPORTS  AND  SERVICES TO PARENTS PREPARING TO BRING THEIR INFANTS
HOME. ACCESS TO SUCH SUPPORTS SHALL CONTINUE  FOR  A  PERIOD  AFTER  THE
INFANT HAS LEFT A CENTER.
  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING THE QUALITY, APPRO-
PRIATENESS  AND  EFFECTIVENESS  OF  THE  CENTERS AND SHALL REPORT TO THE
LEGISLATURE WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFANT  RECOVERY
CENTERS AND AGAIN WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION
ON THE PROGRAM'S EFFECTIVENESS.
  §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 4 years after such date.

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