assembly Bill A5670

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates a recovery living task force

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Feb 22, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

A5670 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3411
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.04, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7933, S3989
2017-2018: A6210, S902
2019-2020: A6718, S4496

A5670 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a recovery living task force to establish best practice guidelines for recovery living residences that illustrate the most appropriate and effective environment for persons recovering from a chemical dependency.

A5670 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5670
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a
   recovery living task force
 
   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
 19.04 to read as follows:
 § 19.04 RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE.
   1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   "RECOVERY  LIVING  RESIDENCE"  SHALL MEAN ANY RESIDENCE LOCATED IN NEW
 YORK STATE WHERE THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF SUCH RESIDENCE HOLDS THE RESI-
 DENCE OUT TO THE PUBLIC AS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE  LIVING  ENVIRONMENT
 FOR  PERSONS  RECOVERING  FROM  A  CHEMICAL  DEPENDENCY, WHERE NO FORMAL
 TREATMENT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON-SITE.
   2. THE RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED, WHICH PURSUANT TO
 THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES
 FOR RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES THAT ILLUSTRATE THE MOST APPROPRIATE  AND
 EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY.
   3. THE TASK FORCE SHALL STUDY AND UTILIZE RELIABLE EVIDENCE AND INFOR-
 MATION  COLLECTED FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS BOTH IN NEW YORK STATE
 AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO:
   (A) DOCUMENT THE NUMBER OF RECOVERY RESIDENCES OPERATING IN THE STATE;
   (B) ISSUE RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING  BEST  PRACTICES
 FOR  RECOVERY  LIVING RESIDENCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG
 FREE RECOVERY LIVING ENVIRONMENT, WITH  A  FOCUS  ON  LEAST  RESTRICTIVE
 MEANS  OF  BENEFITING  THE PERSON IN RECOVERY. IN DEVELOPING GUIDELINES,
 THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIDER THE ROLE OF LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT  IN
 OVERSIGHT  AND  OTHER AREAS; SITING CHALLENGES; GEOGRAPHIC VARIATIONS IN
 WHAT HOUSING CURRENTLY EXISTS AND IN BARRIERS TO CREATING  NEW  SUITABLE
 HOUSING;  OPTIMAL  STANDARDS  FOR  LIVING  SPACE, PRIVACY AND NUTRITION;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.