senate Bill S1409

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to establish at least 4 infant recovery centers in areas of need for infants suffering from drug withdrawal as a result of in utero exposure

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Jan 25, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 12, 2021 referred to health

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Jan 25, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S1409
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committee
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S1409 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2509-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2815
2019-2020: S5480

S1409 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to establish at least 4 infant recovery centers in areas of need for infants suffering from drug withdrawal as a result of in utero exposure.

S1409 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1409 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1409
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
   infant recovery centers pilot program; and providing for the repeal of
   such provisions upon expiration thereof

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 2509-c to read as follows:
   §  2509-C.  INFANT  RECOVERY  CENTERS  PILOT PROGRAM.   THERE SHALL BE
 ESTABLISHED AN INFANT RECOVERY CENTERS PILOT PROGRAM WHEREBY THE COMMIS-
 SIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ADDICTION SERVICES  AND
 SUPPORTS  ABUSE  SERVICES, SHALL ESTABLISH AT LEAST FOUR INFANT RECOVERY
 CENTERS IN AREAS OF NEED IN THE STATE. SUCH CENTERS SHALL  PROVIDE  COST
 EFFECTIVE,  NECESSARY  SERVICES  AND  ENHANCE  THE  QUALITY  OF CARE FOR
 TARGETED POPULATIONS IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECTIVENESS  OF  SUCH
 PROGRAM. ELIGIBLE INFANTS SHALL BE UNDER ONE YEAR OF AGE AND SUFFER FROM
 WITHDRAWAL  RESULTING FROM IN UTERO EXPOSURE TO DRUGS. SUCH INFANT WITH-
 DRAWAL MAY BE THE RESULT OF CONDITIONS INCLUDING, BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,
 NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME. THE PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE MORE APPROPRIATE
 SETTINGS AND COST EFFECTIVE CARE FOR THESE INFANTS THAN HOSPITALS, WHILE
 ALSO PROVIDING SUPPORTS AND SERVICES TO PARENTS PREPARING TO BRING THEIR
 INFANTS  HOME. ACCESS TO SUCH SUPPORTS SHALL CONTINUE FOR A PERIOD AFTER
 THE INFANT HAS LEFT A CENTER.
   THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING THE QUALITY, APPRO-
 PRIATENESS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CENTERS  AND  SHALL  REPORT  TO  THE
 LEGISLATURE  WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFANT RECOVERY
 CENTERS AND AGAIN WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION
 ON THE PROGRAM'S EFFECTIVENESS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall expire  and  be
 deemed repealed 4 years after such date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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