Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 23, 2022
referred to mental health
Assembly Bill A9349
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-A9349 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-A9349 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9349 I N A S S E M B L Y February 23, 2022 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. FRONTUS -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Mental Health AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing Nicole's law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Nicole's law". § 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 9.61 to read as follows: § 9.61 PATIENTS WITH SELF-INFLICTED, LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "SELF-INFLICTED, LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES" SHALL INCLUDE SUICIDE ATTEMPTS, DRUG OVERDOSES, AND OTHER SELF-HARM INJURIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CUTTING ONESELF. (B) "ASSISTED OUTPATIENT SERVICES" SHALL MEAN CATEGORIES OF OUTPATIENT SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES OR ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAM SERVICES TO PROVIDE CARE COORDI- NATION, AND MAY ALSO INCLUDE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF SERVICES: MEDICATION; PERIODIC BLOOD TESTS OR URINALYSIS TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE WITH PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS; INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP THERAPY; DAY OR PARTIAL DAY PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES; EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAIN- ING OR ACTIVITIES; ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AND COUNSELING AND PERIODIC TESTS FOR THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUGS FOR PERSONS WITH A HISTORY OF ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE; SUPERVISION OF LIVING ARRANGEMENTS; AND ANY OTHER SERVICES WITHIN A LOCAL SERVICES PLAN DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, PRESCRIBED TO TREAT THE PERSON'S MENTAL ILLNESS AND TO ASSIST THE PERSON IN LIVING AND FUNCTIONING IN THE COMMUNITY, OR TO ATTEMPT TO PREVENT A RELAPSE OR DETERIORATION THAT MAY REASONABLY BE PREDICTED TO RESULT IN SUICIDE OR THE NEED FOR HOSPITALIZATION. (C) "ASSISTED OUTPATIENT SERVICES PROVIDER" SHALL MEAN ANY ORGANIZA- TION WHICH PROVIDES ASSISTED OUTPATIENT SERVICES. 2. ALL HOSPITALS OPERATING IN THIS STATE SHALL, WITH REGARD TO INTAKE PRACTICES, ENSURE THE FOLLOWING WHEN ADMITTING PATIENTS WITH SELF-IN- FLICTED, LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES:
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