assembly Bill A9536

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts "Stephen's law"; requires certified treatment programs to notify patients of their right to name an emergency contact

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S4741 - Signed by Governor


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 11, 2020 signed chap.270
Oct 30, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 21, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.249
substituted for a9536
Jul 21, 2020 substituted by s4741b
rules report cal.249
reported
Jul 13, 2020 reported referred to rules
Jan 24, 2020 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

Votes

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Feb 3, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S4741B
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 30, 2019 - Mental Health committee Vote

S4741A
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

Apr 8, 2019 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S4741
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 8, 2019

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A9536 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4741
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §32.17-a, Ment Hyg L

A9536 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Stephen's law"; requires certified treatment programs to notify patients of their right to name an emergency contact.

A9536 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9536

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to requiring certi-
  fied treatment programs to notify patients of their right to  name  an
  emergency contact

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  "Stephen's
law".
  § 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 32.17-a
to read as follows:
§ 32.17-A NOTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY CONTACT.
  EVERY  CERTIFIED TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOTIFY EVERY PATIENT OF THEIR
RIGHT TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUALS WHO SHOULD BE CONTACTED IN CASE  OF  EMER-
GENCY, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  §  3.  The  office  of  addiction  services and supports shall develop
guidelines to  encourage  certified  treatment  programs  to  work  with
patients  to  identify individuals who can assist in their treatment and
recovery, and to identify those individuals who can serve as an emergen-
cy contact person  for  such  patient.  Such  guidelines  shall  provide
instruction to certified treatment programs regarding recommended proto-
cols for communicating with emergency contacts.
  § 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have  become a law. Effective immediately, the development of
guidelines necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective
date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05434-10-0