senate Bill S6288A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to annual reporting on substance use disorder in incarcerated individuals

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 22, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 21, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 15, 2020 1st report cal.183
Jan 08, 2020 print number 6288a
Jan 08, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to mental health and developmental disabilities
referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jun 03, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 15, 2020 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S6288A
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Jan 15, 2020

nay (1)

Co-Sponsors

S6288 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4943
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19.07, Ment Hyg L

S6288 - Summary

Relates to annual reporting on substance use disorder in incarcerated individuals; requires the office of addiction services and supports to monitor programs providing treatment to incarcerated individuals in correctional facilities and provide an annual report.

S6288 - Sponsor Memo

S6288 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6288

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to annual reporting
  on inmate substance abuse

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (h) of section 19.07 of the mental hygiene law,
as  amended by section 118-f of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of the
laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (h) The office of alcoholism and substance abuse services shall  moni-
tor  programs  providing  care  and treatment to inmates in correctional
facilities operated by  the  department  of  corrections  and  community
supervision  who have a history of alcohol or substance abuse or depend-
ence. The office shall also develop  guidelines  for  the  operation  of
alcohol  and  substance  abuse  treatment  programs in such correctional
facilities in order to ensure that such programs sufficiently  meet  the
needs of inmates with a history of alcohol or substance abuse or depend-
ence and promote the successful transition to treatment in the community
upon  release. No later than the first day of December of each year, the
office shall submit a report regarding: (1) the adequacy and  effective-
ness  of  alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs operated by the
department of corrections  and  community  supervision;  (2)  THE  TOTAL
NUMBER  OF  INMATES  IN  CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES THAT HAVE BEEN SCREENED
FOR, AND DETERMINED TO HAVE, A SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER; (3) INFORMATION
REGARDING WHICH SUBSTANCES INMATES  ARE  MOST  DEPENDENT  UPON  AND  THE
AVAILABLE  TREATMENT FOR SUCH INMATES WITHIN EACH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY;
AND (4) THE NUMBER OF INMATES RECEIVING TREATMENT IN CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
ITIES FOR EACH SUBSTANCE. SUCH REPORT SHALL BE SENT to the governor, the
temporary president of the senate, the  speaker  of  the  assembly,  the
chairman of the senate committee on crime victims, crime and correction,
and the chairman of the assembly committee on correction.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S6288A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4943
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19.07, Ment Hyg L

S6288A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to annual reporting on substance use disorder in incarcerated individuals; requires the office of addiction services and supports to monitor programs providing treatment to incarcerated individuals in correctional facilities and provide an annual report.

S6288A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6288A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6288--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SEPULVEDA, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Mental Health and  Developmental  Disabili-
  ties in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to annual  reporting
  on substance use disorder in incarcerated individuals

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (h) of section 19.07 of the mental hygiene law,
as amended by section 118-f of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of  the
laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (h)  The office of [alcoholism and substance abuse] ADDICTION services
AND SUPPORTS shall monitor programs  providing  care  and  treatment  to
[inmates]  INCARCERATED  INDIVIDUALS in correctional facilities operated
by the department of corrections and community supervision  who  have  a
history  of alcohol or substance [abuse] USE DISORDER or dependence. The
office shall also develop guidelines for the operation  of  alcohol  and
substance  [abuse]  USE DISORDER treatment programs in such correctional
facilities, BASED ON BEST PRACTICES, INCLUDING THE USE OF HARM REDUCTION
STRATEGIES, AND TAILORED TO THE NATURE  OF  THE  INDIVIDUAL'S  SUBSTANCE
USE, HISTORY OF PAST TREATMENT, AND HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS OR TRAUMA,
in  order  to  ensure  that such programs sufficiently meet the needs of
[inmates]  INCARCERATED  INDIVIDUALS  with  a  history  of  alcohol   or
substance  [abuse] USE DISORDER or dependence and promote the successful
transition to treatment in the community upon release. No later than the
first day of December of each year, the office  shall  submit  a  report
regarding:  (1)  the adequacy and effectiveness of alcohol and substance
[abuse] USE DISORDER treatment programs operated by  the  department  of
corrections and community supervision; (2) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INCARCER-

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

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