assembly Bill A7530

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to creating the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
May 13, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

A7530 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5054
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §22.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8075
2011-2012: A48, S4447
2013-2014: A1777, S913
2015-2016: A5869, S1543
2017-2018: A2416, S3408
2019-2020: A3119, S4599

A7530 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities.

A7530 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7530
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GALLAGHER  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to creating a chemi-
   cal dependence treatment bill of rights
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 22.03 of the mental hygiene law,
 as added by chapter 558 of the laws of 1999, is amended and a new subdi-
 vision (d) is added to read as follows:
   (c)  The  director  of  every chemical dependence program, service, or
 treatment facility shall post copies of [a notice] THE CHEMICAL  DEPEND-
 ENCE  TREATMENT  BILL OF RIGHTS in a form and manner to be determined by
 the commissioner, at places throughout the  facility  or  program  where
 such  [notice]  BILL  OF  RIGHTS shall be conspicuous and visible to all
 patients[, stating]. THE CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE TREATMENT  BILL  OF  RIGHTS
 SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, the following:
   1.  [a  general  statement of the rights of patients under the various
 admission or retention provisions of this article; and
   2. the right of the patient to  communicate  with  the  director,  the
 board  of  visitors, if any, and the commissioner] EVERY PATIENT HAS THE
 RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN  OF  TREATMENT
 AND  TO  REQUEST A REVIEW OF HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN BY ANOTHER CLINI-
 CIAN;
   2. EVERY PATIENT HAS THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE AN EXPLANATION  OF  SERVICES
 IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN;
   3.  EVERY  PATIENT SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE FULLY INFORMED OF HIS OR
 HER PROPOSED TREATMENT, INCLUDING POSSIBLE ADVERSE EFFECTS;
   4. EVERY PATIENT HAS THE RIGHT TO OBJECT  TO  OR  TERMINATE  TREATMENT
 UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED PURSUANT TO COURT ORDER;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09248-01-1