assembly Bill A6718

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates a recovery living task force

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 14, 2020 print number 6718a
Jan 14, 2020 amend and recommit to alcoholism and drug abuse
Jan 08, 2020 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Mar 15, 2019 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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A6718 - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.04, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7933
2017-2018: A6210
2021-2022: A5670

A6718 - Summary

Creates a recovery living task force to establish best practice guidelines for recovery living residences that illustrate the most appropriate and effective environment for persons recovering from a chemical dependency.

A6718 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6718

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. THIELE, PALUMBO, GALEF, MIKULIN -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a
  recovery living task force

  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
19.04 to read as follows:
§ 19.04 RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE.
  1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  "RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCE" SHALL MEAN ANY RESIDENCE  LOCATED  IN  NEW
YORK STATE WHERE THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF SUCH RESIDENCE HOLDS THE RESI-
DENCE  OUT  TO THE PUBLIC AS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE LIVING ENVIRONMENT
FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM  A  CHEMICAL  DEPENDENCY,  WHERE  NO  FORMAL
TREATMENT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON-SITE.
  2. THE RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED, WHICH PURSUANT TO
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES
FOR  RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES THAT ILLUSTRATE THE MOST APPROPRIATE AND
EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY.
  3. THE TASK FORCE SHALL STUDY AND UTILIZE RELIABLE EVIDENCE AND INFOR-
MATION COLLECTED FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS BOTH IN NEW YORK  STATE
AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO:
  (A) DOCUMENT THE NUMBER OF RECOVERY HOMES OPERATING IN THE STATE;
  (B)  ISSUE  RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING BEST PRACTICES
FOR RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN ALCOHOL  AND  DRUG
FREE  RECOVERY  LIVING  ENVIRONMENT,  WITH  A FOCUS ON LEAST RESTRICTIVE
MEANS OF BENEFITING THE PERSON IN RECOVERY;
  (C) STUDY AND ISSUE FINDINGS  REGARDING  HEALTH  AND  SAFETY  CONCERNS
RELATED TO THE OCCUPANCY AND OPERATION OF RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES FOR
THE PERSON IN RECOVERY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10577-01-9

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Multi-Sponsors

A6718A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.04, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7933
2017-2018: A6210
2021-2022: A5670

A6718A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a recovery living task force to establish best practice guidelines for recovery living residences that illustrate the most appropriate and effective environment for persons recovering from a chemical dependency.

A6718A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6718--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. THIELE, PALUMBO, GALEF, MIKULIN -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse --  recommitted
  to  the  Committee  on  Alcoholism  and  Drug Abuse in accordance with
  Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a
  recovery living task force

  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
19.04 to read as follows:
§ 19.04 RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE.
  1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  "RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCE" SHALL MEAN ANY RESIDENCE  LOCATED  IN  NEW
YORK STATE WHERE THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF SUCH RESIDENCE HOLDS THE RESI-
DENCE  OUT  TO THE PUBLIC AS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE LIVING ENVIRONMENT
FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM  A  CHEMICAL  DEPENDENCY,  WHERE  NO  FORMAL
TREATMENT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON-SITE.
  2. THE RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED, WHICH PURSUANT TO
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES
FOR  RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES THAT ILLUSTRATE THE MOST APPROPRIATE AND
EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY.
  3. THE TASK FORCE SHALL STUDY AND UTILIZE RELIABLE EVIDENCE AND INFOR-
MATION COLLECTED FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS BOTH IN NEW YORK  STATE
AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO:
  (A) DOCUMENT THE NUMBER OF RECOVERY RESIDENCES OPERATING IN THE STATE;
  (B)  ISSUE  RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING BEST PRACTICES
FOR RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN ALCOHOL  AND  DRUG
FREE  RECOVERY  LIVING  ENVIRONMENT,  WITH  A FOCUS ON LEAST RESTRICTIVE
MEANS OF BENEFITING THE PERSON IN RECOVERY.  IN  DEVELOPING  GUIDELINES,
THE  TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIDER THE ROLE OF LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT IN

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