assembly Bill A9567A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the independent intellectual and developmental disability ombudsman program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
May 10, 2022 reported referred to codes
May 02, 2022 print number 9567a
May 02, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to people with disabilities
Mar 16, 2022 referred to people with disabilities

Co-Sponsors

A9567 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8326
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33.28, Ment Hyg L

A9567 - Summary

Establishes the independent developmental disability ombudsman program for the purpose of assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to ensure their access to services and preservation of their rights.

A9567 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9567
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 16, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BUTTENSCHON -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on People with Disabilities
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing  the
   independent   intellectual   and  developmental  disability  ombudsman
   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
 33.28 to read as follows:
 § 33.28 INDEPENDENT INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY  OMBUDSMAN
           PROGRAM.
   (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOP-
 MENTAL DISABILITIES THE INDEPENDENT INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISA-
 BILITY  OMBUDSMAN  PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS WITH
 INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO ENSURE  THEIR  ACCESS  TO
 SERVICES AND PRESERVATION OF THEIR RIGHTS.
   (B) SUCH OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES, INCLUDING,
 BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
   1.  ESTABLISHING  A SERVICE DELIVERY STRUCTURE BASED IN NEW YORK STATE
 THAT INCLUDES A TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE HOTLINE, AN INTERACTIVE WEBSITE, AND
 AVAILABILITY OF IN-PERSON,  TELEPHONE  AND  EMAIL  ACCESS  TO  OMBUDSMAN
 PROGRAM STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS;
   2. IDENTIFYING, INVESTIGATING, REFERRING AND RESOLVING COMPLAINTS MADE
 BY,  OR  ON  BEHALF OF, INDIVIDUALS RELATIVE TO THEIR ACCESS TO SERVICES
 PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR THE
 CARE COORDINATION PROVIDED BY  HEALTH  HOMES  SERVING  INDIVIDUALS  WITH
 INTELLECTUAL  AND/OR  DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY
 OTHER PROVIDERS;
   3. PROVIDING ASSISTANCE FOR NAVIGATING AND COMPLETING PROCESSES,  SUCH
 AS  PAPERWORK  AND  DOCUMENTATION,  TO  ACCESS  SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE
 OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR  THE  CARE  COORDI-
 NATION  PROVIDED  BY  HEALTH HOMES SERVING INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL
 AND/OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO INDIVIDUALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY
 OTHER PROVIDERS, AND/OR ANYONE SEEKING ASSISTANCE ON THEIR BEHALF;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

A9567A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8326
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33.28, Ment Hyg L

A9567A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the independent developmental disability ombudsman program for the purpose of assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to ensure their access to services and preservation of their rights.

A9567A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  9567--A
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 16, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. BUTTENSCHON, EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to
   the  Committee  on  People  with Disabilities -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the
   independent developmental disability ombudsman 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
 33.28 to read as follows:
 § 33.28 INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.
   (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOP-
 MENTAL DISABILITIES THE INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITY  OMBUDSMAN
 PROGRAM  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL
 DISABILITIES TO ENSURE THEIR ACCESS  TO  SERVICES  AND  PRESERVATION  OF
 THEIR RIGHTS.
   (B) SUCH OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES, INCLUDING,
 BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
   1.  ESTABLISHING  A SERVICE DELIVERY STRUCTURE BASED IN NEW YORK STATE
 THAT INCLUDES A TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE HOTLINE, AN INTERACTIVE WEBSITE, AND
 AVAILABILITY OF IN-PERSON,  TELEPHONE  AND  EMAIL  ACCESS  TO  OMBUDSMAN
 PROGRAM STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS;
   2. IDENTIFYING, INVESTIGATING, REFERRING AND RESOLVING COMPLAINTS MADE
 BY,  OR  ON  BEHALF OF, INDIVIDUALS RELATIVE TO THEIR ACCESS TO SERVICES
 PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR THE
 CARE COORDINATION PROVIDED BY  HEALTH  HOMES  SERVING  INDIVIDUALS  WITH
 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHER PROVIDERS;
   3.  PROVIDING ASSISTANCE FOR NAVIGATING AND COMPLETING PROCESSES, SUCH
 AS PAPERWORK AND DOCUMENTATION,  TO  ACCESS  SERVICES  PROVIDED  BY  THE
 OFFICE  FOR  PEOPLE  WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR THE CARE COORDI-
 NATION PROVIDED BY HEALTH HOMES SERVING INDIVIDUALS  WITH  DEVELOPMENTAL
 DISABILITIES  TO  INDIVIDUALS  OR  SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHER PROVIDERS,
 AND/OR ANYONE SEEKING ASSISTANCE ON THEIR BEHALF;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14557-02-2