assembly Bill A1953

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the autism detection, education and mapping program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1527
substituted for s2911
Jun 03, 2021 referred to rules
Jun 02, 2021 delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.296
rules report cal.296
reported
Jun 01, 2021 reported referred to rules
Apr 27, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 13, 2021 referred to mental health

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A1953 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2911
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13.42, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8198
2011-2012: S1174
2013-2014: S3088
2015-2016: S550
2017-2018: S1698
2019-2020: A9548, S2597

A1953 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the autism detection, education and mapping program.

A1953 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1953
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Mental Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental  hygiene  law,  in  relation  to  the  autism
   detection and education program and mapping of autism locations
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivisions (d) and (e) of section  13.42  of  the  mental
 hygiene law, as added by chapter 469 of the laws of 2016, are amended to
 read as follows:
   (d) (1) THERE IS HEREBY CREATED WITHIN THE BOARD THE AUTISM DETECTION,
 EDUCATION  AND  MAPPING PROGRAM.  THIS PROGRAM IS ESTABLISHED TO PROMOTE
 SCREENING AND DETECTION OF  AUTISM,  TO  EDUCATE  THE  PUBLIC  REGARDING
 AUTISM, TO PROVIDE COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES AND TO MAP LOCATIONS
 OF OCCURRENCE OF AUTISM.
   (2) THE PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE THE:
   (I)  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  A  STATEWIDE  PUBLIC  EDUCATION  AND  OUTREACH
 CAMPAIGN TO PUBLICIZE AUTISM  DETECTION  AND  EDUCATION  SERVICES,  SUCH
 CAMPAIGN  SHALL  INCLUDE:  GENERAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION, AUTISM SCREENING
 SERVICES, INFORMATION ON THE EXTENT OF COVERAGE  FOR  SUCH  SERVICES  BY
 HEALTH  INSURANCE,  ANY  AVAILABLE  MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND OTHER
 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROGRAMS.
   (II) PROVISION OF GRANTS TO APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS  UNDER  SUBDIVISION
 (E) OF THIS SECTION; AND
   (III)  COMPILATION  OF DATA CONCERNING THE AUTISM DETECTION, EDUCATION
 AND MAPPING PROGRAM INCLUDING MAPPING OF THE FREQUENCY OF THE OCCURRENCE
 OF AUTISM IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE STATE  AND  DISSEMINATION  OF  THE
 DATA TO THE PUBLIC.
   (E) (1) THE BOARD SHALL MAKE GRANTS WITHIN THE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED TO
 APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH TWO OF THIS SUBDIVISION,
 FOR  THE  PROVISION  OF SERVICES RELATING TO AUTISM SCREENING, DETECTION
 AND MAPPING AS PART OF THIS PROGRAM. SUCH SERVICES SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT
 BE LIMITED TO THE:
   (I) PROMOTION AND PROVISION OF DETECTION OF AUTISM;