senate Bill S5941

Vetoed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of the office of mental health to provide monthly status reports of the community investments and the impact on inpatient census

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Current Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 06, 2019 vetoed memo.188
Nov 26, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.181
substituted for a7611
Jun 13, 2019 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1354
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 16, 2019 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

S5941 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7611
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7.49, Ment Hyg L

S5941 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of the office of mental health to provide monthly status reports of the community investments and the impact on inpatient census to the chair of the senate finance committee and the chair of the assembly ways and means committee and to post such report on the office's website.

S5941 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5941 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5941

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 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 requiring monthly
  status reports of community investments and the  impact  on  inpatient
  census

  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
7.49 to read as follows:
§ 7.49 MONTHLY STATUS REPORTS.
  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE MONTHLY STATUS REPORTS OF THE COMMUNITY
INVESTMENTS  AND  THE  IMPACT  ON  INPATIENT  CENSUS TO THE CHAIR OF THE
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY  WAYS  AND  MEANS
COMMITTEE  AND SHALL POST SUCH REPORTS ON THE OFFICE'S PUBLICLY ACCESSI-
BLE WEBSITE. SUCH REPORTS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A) STATE OPERATED PSYCHIATRIC FACILITY CENSUS;
  (B) OCCURRENCE OF CENSUS EXCEEDING BUDGETED CAPACITY AND REASON;
  (C) OCCURRENCE OF OUT OF CATCHMENT AREA PLACEMENTS  THAT  ARE  DUE  TO
INSUFFICIENT CAPACITY IN THE CATCHMENT AREA OF THE HOSPITAL;
  (D) ADMISSIONS AND DISCHARGES;
  (E)  RATE OF MEDICAID PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENT READMISSIONS TO ANY HOSPI-
TAL WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF DISCHARGE;
  (F) MEDICAID EMERGENCY ROOM PSYCHIATRIC VISITS;
  (G) DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW COMMUNITY SERVICE INVESTMENTS;
  (H) AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY AND NUMBER OF LONG-TERM STAY PATIENTS; AND
  (I) AN EXPLANATION OF ANY MATERIAL CENSUS REDUCTIONS,  WHEN  KNOWN  TO
THE FACILITY.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11557-01-9

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