assembly Bill A8379

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the office of addiction and mental health services

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Oct 20, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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A8379 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5084
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1.03, 5.01, 5.03, 5.05, 7.01 & 19.01, add §§5.01-a & 5.01-b, Ment Hyg L

A8379 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the office of addiction and mental health services.

A8379 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   8379
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. KELLES -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental hygiene law, in relation to creating the
   office of addiction and mental health services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Subdivisions  2  and  2-a  of  section 1.03 of the mental
 hygiene law, subdivision 2 as amended and subdivision 2-a  as  added  by
 chapter 281 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as follows:
   2.  ["Commissioner" means the commissioner of mental health,] "COMMIS-
 SIONER" MEANS THE COMMISSIONER OF ADDICTION AND MENTAL  HEALTH  SERVICES
 AND the commissioner of developmental disabilities [and the commissioner
 of  addiction  services and supports] as used in this chapter. Any power
 or duty heretofore assigned to the commissioner of mental hygiene or  to
 the department of mental hygiene pursuant to this chapter shall hereaft-
 er  be  assigned  to  the  commissioner of [mental health] ADDICTION AND
 MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES in the case of facilities, programs, or  services
 for  individuals with [mental illness] A MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS, to the
 commissioner of developmental disabilities in the  case  of  facilities,
 programs,  or  services for individuals with developmental disabilities,
 to the commissioner of addiction [services] and [supports] MENTAL HEALTH
 SERVICES in the case of  facilities,  programs,  or  addiction  disorder
 services  in  accordance  with  the provisions of titles D and E of this
 chapter.
   2-a. Notwithstanding any other section of law or  regulation,  on  and
 after  the effective date of this subdivision, any and all references to
 the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services and the  predeces-
 sor  agencies  to  the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services
 including the division of alcoholism and alcohol abuse and the  division
 of  substance  abuse services AND ALL REFERENCES TO THE OFFICE OF MENTAL
 HEALTH, shall be known  as  the  "office  of  addiction  [services]  and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09785-08-1