assembly Bill A6945

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes an addiction recovery supportive transportation services demonstration program

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Apr 14, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

A6945 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1417
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.18-a, Ment Hyg L

A6945 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an addiction recovery supportive transportation services demonstration program to provide such transportation services to individuals during treatment, including, but not limited to, inpatient/residential and outpatient treatment, and also after their completion of treatment.

A6945 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6945
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. STECK -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  establishing  an
   addiction  recovery  supportive  transportation services demonstration
   program
 
   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
 19.18-a to read as follows:
 § 19.18-A ADDICTION RECOVERY SUPPORTIVE TRANSPORTATION  SERVICES  DEMON-
             STRATION PROGRAM.
   1.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP AN ADDICTION RECOVERY SUPPORTIVE
 TRANSPORTATION  SERVICES  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM.  SUCH  PROGRAM   SHALL
 PROVIDE  RECOVERY  SUPPORTIVE  TRANSPORTATION  SERVICES  TO  INDIVIDUALS
 DURING TREATMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  INPATIENT,  RESIDENTIAL
 AND  OUTPATIENT  TREATMENT,  AND  AFTER THE COMPLETION OF TREATMENT. THE
 COMMISSIONER SHALL IDENTIFY AND ESTABLISH WHERE THE RECOVERY  SUPPORTIVE
 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM SHALL BE LOCATED, PROVIDED
 THAT  THERE  SHALL  BE  AT  LEAST  ONE URBAN AND ONE RURAL DEMONSTRATION
 PROGRAM.
   2. RECOVERY SUPPORTIVE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES SHALL  INCLUDE  ASSIST-
 ANCE  FOR  INDIVIDUALS  THAT SUPPORT THEIR CONTINUATION IN TREATMENT AND
 THEIR CONTINUATION IN RECOVERY.
   3. NO LATER THAN JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO,  THE  COMMIS-
 SIONER  SHALL  PROVIDE  THE  GOVERNOR,  THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT OF THE
 SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, AND THE CHAIRS OF  THE  SENATE  AND
 ASSEMBLY  COMMITTEES  ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE WITH A WRITTEN EVALU-
 ATION OF THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. SUCH EVALUATION SHALL, AT A MINIMUM,
 ADDRESS THE OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM, IDENTI-
 FY  BEST  PRACTICES  FOR  RECOVERY  SUPPORTIVE  TRANSPORTATION  SERVICES
 PROVIDED  UNDER  SUCH  DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM, AND SUGGEST ANY ADDITIONAL
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.