senate Bill S4255

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that money damages shall not be considered in determining whether or not there exists an inability to pay for department of mental hygiene services

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A3402 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 02, 2020 signed chap.305
Nov 20, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.771
substituted for s4255
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a3402
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.771
reported and committed to rules
Mar 11, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Apr 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Mar 05, 2019 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Jul 21, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S4255
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S4255
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 11, 2020 - Mental Health committee Vote

S4255
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health Committee Vote: Mar 11, 2020

Apr 30, 2019 - Mental Health committee Vote

S4255
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mental Health Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

S4255 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3402
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §43.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2526
2011-2012: A4346
2013-2014: S7589, A5153
2015-2016: S1784, A3854
2017-2018: S2341, A3134

S4255 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that moneys awarded as damages or obtained by judgment or settlement as a result of a cause of action commenced against officers or employees of the office of mental health shall not be considered assets for purposes of determining whether or not there exists an inability to pay for services; provides that such moneys shall not be seized, offset or otherwise attached for the purposes of paying fees for services rendered by the department of mental hygiene.

S4255 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4255 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4255

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to liability for the
  payment of fees for services rendered  by  the  department  of  mental
  hygiene

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

  Section 1. Section 43.03 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL NOT COLLECT ANY FEES FOR SERVICES FROM ANY MONIES  PAID  TO
OR  TO  BE  PAID TO OR ON BEHALF OF A PATIENT, HIS ESTATE OR A REPRESEN-
TATIVE OF A PATIENT OR HIS ESTATE, AS A RESULT OF OR  IN  RETURN  FOR  A
RELEASE  OF  LIABILITY OR A COURT ORDERED SETTLEMENT OR JUDGMENT AGAINST
THE STATE ARISING FROM AN ACT OR OMISSION OF THE STATE,  THE  OFFICE  OR
ANY  EMPLOYEE  OR AGENT THEREOF, IF SUCH ACT OR OMISSION OCCURRED DURING
THE COURSE OF CONFINEMENT OF OR DURING THE PROVISION  OF  CARE  TO  SUCH
PATIENT. SUCH MONIES SHALL NOT BE OFFSET OR OTHERWISE ENCUMBERED FOR THE
PURPOSE OF PAYING SUCH FEES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01455-01-9

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