assembly Bill A7489A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a temporary commission relating to the office of mental health housing programs

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Current Bill Status Via S5637 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.172
substituted for a7489a
Jun 17, 2019 substituted by s5637a
Jun 12, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.172
rules report cal.172
reported
Jun 05, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 04, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
May 29, 2019 print number 7489a
May 29, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to mental health
May 07, 2019 referred to mental health

Votes

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May 21, 2019 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

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Committee Vote: May 21, 2019

A7489 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5637
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene

A7489 - Summary

Establishes a temporary commission relating to the evaluation of the office of mental health housing programs.

A7489 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7489

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 7, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to create a temporary commission relating to the office of mental
  health  housing  programs;  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. 1. A temporary state commission, to be known as the "office
of mental health housing  program  evaluation  commission"  (hereinafter
referred  to  as  the  "commission")  is hereby created to make determi-
nations and recommendations on the following:
  a. The adequacy of funding levels in scattered site  supportive  hous-
ing,  licensed  community residences, licensed treatment apartments, and
all  other  supportive  housing  (hereinafter  referred   to   as   "the
programs"), under the auspices of the office of mental health.
  b.  The  adequacy  of the numbers of direct care staff as well as need
for professional staff in the programs.
  c. The level of programmatic needs of the residents and the ability of
the programs' and/or the mental health system's ability  to  meet  those
needs.
  2.  The  commission  shall  consist  of  nine  members as follows: two
members shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly;  two  members
shall  be appointed by the temporary president of the senate; one member
shall be appointed by the minority leader  of  the  senate;  one  member
shall  be  appointed  by  the minority leader of the assembly; and three
members shall be appointed by the governor. The commission members shall
be appointed within 30 days after this act  shall  have  become  a  law.
Members  so  appointed  shall  be  representative of resident advocates,
family members of residents, program  provider  organizations,  licensed
mental  health  professionals  and related health care professionals. No
member, officer or employee of the commission shall be disqualified from

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

Multi-Sponsors

A7489A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5637
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene

A7489A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a temporary commission relating to the evaluation of the office of mental health housing programs.

A7489A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7489--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Mental Health -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to create a temporary commission relating to the office of mental
  health housing programs

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

  Section 1. 1. A temporary state commission, to be known as the "office
of mental health housing  program  evaluation  commission"  (hereinafter
referred  to  as  the  "commission")  is hereby created to make determi-
nations and recommendations on the following:
  a. The number of and total quarterly occupancy  levels  for  scattered
site  supportive housing, licensed community residences, licensed treat-
ment apartments, and all other supportive housing (hereinafter  referred
to  as "the programs"), under the auspice of the office of mental health
by county over the last five years as well  as  each  program's  funding
levels  on  an  annual basis, over the last five years. Such information
shall be utilized to: (i) determine the impact  of  changes  in  funding
levels, if any, (ii) determine if there are varying funding levels with-
in  the  same programs in the same counties, the rationale therefor, and
the impact of such variances, and (iii) determine, with the  information
from  paragraph b of this subdivision, the adequacy of funding levels by
program.
  b. For each program by county, a sampling of clients' acuity and their
needs and the programs' current staffing models. Such information  shall
be  used  to  analyze the impact on the quality of care the programs are
mandated and able to deliver and whether there is a need for additional,
different and/or credentialed/licensed staff in the programs.
  c.  For each program and by county, the programs'  and/or  the  mental
health  system's ability to meet the needs, as determined in paragraph b
of this subdivision, of the clients.

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

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