assembly Bill A9349

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes Nicole's law, which provides for treatment of individuals with self-inflicted, life-threatening injuries

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Feb 23, 2022 referred to mental health

A9349 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4957
Current Committee:
Assembly Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9.61, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9535, S6629

A9349 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes Nicole's law, which provides for intake and discharge procedures regarding individuals with self-inflicted, life-threatening injuries.

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: