senate Bill S6629

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes Nicole's law, which provides for treatment of individuals with self-inflicted, life-threatening injuries

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 12, 2019 referred to rules

S6629 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9.61, Ment Hyg L

S6629 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes Nicole's law, which provides for intake and discharge procedures regarding individuals with self-inflicted, life-threatening injuries.

S6629 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6629 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6629

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  establishing
  Nicole's law

  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 "Nicole's law".
  § 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 9.61 to
read as follows:
§ 9.61 PATIENTS WITH SELF-INFLICTED, LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.
  1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "SELF-INFLICTED, LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES" SHALL INCLUDE  SUICIDE
ATTEMPTS, DRUG OVERDOSES, AND OTHER SELF-HARM INJURIES INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO CUTTING ONESELF.
  (B) "ASSISTED OUTPATIENT SERVICES" SHALL MEAN CATEGORIES OF OUTPATIENT
SERVICES  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO, CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES OR
ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAM  SERVICES  TO  PROVIDE  CARE  COORDI-
NATION,  AND  MAY  ALSO  INCLUDE  ANY  OF  THE  FOLLOWING  CATEGORIES OF
SERVICES: MEDICATION; PERIODIC BLOOD TESTS OR  URINALYSIS  TO  DETERMINE
COMPLIANCE WITH PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS; INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP THERAPY; DAY
OR PARTIAL DAY PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES; EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAIN-
ING  OR  ACTIVITIES; ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AND COUNSELING
AND PERIODIC TESTS FOR THE PRESENCE OF  ALCOHOL  OR  ILLEGAL  DRUGS  FOR
PERSONS  WITH  A  HISTORY  OF ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE; SUPERVISION OF
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS; AND ANY OTHER SERVICES WITHIN A LOCAL SERVICES PLAN
DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER,  PRESCRIBED  TO
TREAT THE PERSON'S MENTAL ILLNESS AND TO ASSIST THE PERSON IN LIVING AND
FUNCTIONING  IN  THE  COMMUNITY,  OR  TO ATTEMPT TO PREVENT A RELAPSE OR
DETERIORATION THAT MAY REASONABLY BE PREDICTED TO RESULT IN  SUICIDE  OR
THE NEED FOR HOSPITALIZATION.

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.