senate Bill S2691

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the removal of inmates diagnosed with mental illness to a residential mental health treatment unit

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Jan 28, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S2691 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3992
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §137, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9421
2017-2018: A4037

S2691 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the removal of inmates diagnosed with mental illness to a residential mental health treatment unit.

S2691 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2691 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2691

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
  Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction  law,  in  relation  to  the  removal  of
  inmates  diagnosed  with mental illness to a residential mental health
  treatment unit

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph d of subdivision 6 of section
137 of the correction law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2008, is
amended to read as follows:
  (i)  Except  as  set  forth in clause (E) of subparagraph (ii) of this
paragraph, the department, in consultation  with  mental  health  clini-
cians,  shall  divert  or remove [inmates] AN INMATE WHO AT ANY TIME HAS
BEEN DIAGNOSED with A serious mental illness,  as  defined  in  SUBPARA-
GRAPHS  (I),  (III),  (IV) AND (V) OF paragraph (e) of this subdivision,
from segregated confinement, where such confinement could potentially be
for a period in excess of thirty days, to a  residential  mental  health
treatment  unit.    Nothing in this paragraph shall be deemed to prevent
the disciplinary process from proceeding in accordance  with  department
rules and regulations for disciplinary hearings.
  §  2.  Subparagraph (i) of paragraph e of subdivision 6 of section 137
of the correction law, as added by chapter 1 of the  laws  of  2008,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (i)  he  or  she  has  [a current diagnosis of, or is diagnosed at the
initial or any  subsequent  assessment  conducted  during  the  inmate's
segregated  confinement  with,]  BEEN  DIAGNOSED AT ANY TIME WITH one or
more of the following types of Axis I diagnoses,  as  described  in  the
most  recent  edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders, and such diagnoses shall be  made  based  upon  all  relevant

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07227-01-9

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