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|Jan 05, 2022||referred to alcoholism and substance abuse|
|Jan 29, 2021||referred to alcoholism and substance abuse|
senate Bill S3411
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Alcoholism And Substance Abuse Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3411 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3411 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3411 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a recovery living task force SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new section, 19.04, to the mental hygiene law, estab- lishing the recovery living task force. The task force will be charged with establishing best practice guidelines for recovery living resi- dences that illustrate the most appropriate and effective environment for persons recovering from a chemical dependency giving consideration to external influences that affect treatment such as state and local policy, financial limitations, and access to care. The task force must be made up of ten members, two of whom are current or former residents of a recovery living residence and one who is an experienced recovery living residence operator with demonstrable positive outcomes. The task force must report to the legislature no later than one year after the effective date of this act with recommendations for the best legislative
S3411 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3411 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 29, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the creation of a recovery living task force 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 19.04 to read as follows: § 19.04 RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE. 1. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: "RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCE" SHALL MEAN ANY RESIDENCE LOCATED IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE THE OWNER OR OPERATOR OF SUCH RESIDENCE HOLDS THE RESI- DENCE OUT TO THE PUBLIC AS AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, WHERE NO FORMAL TREATMENT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON-SITE. 2. THE RECOVERY LIVING TASK FORCE IS HEREBY CREATED, WHICH PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, SHALL ESTABLISH BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES THAT ILLUSTRATE THE MOST APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONS RECOVERING FROM A CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY. 3. THE TASK FORCE SHALL STUDY AND UTILIZE RELIABLE EVIDENCE AND INFOR- MATION COLLECTED FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS BOTH IN NEW YORK STATE AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO: (A) DOCUMENT THE NUMBER OF RECOVERY RESIDENCES OPERATING IN THE STATE; (B) ISSUE RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES ESTABLISHING BEST PRACTICES FOR RECOVERY LIVING RESIDENCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE RECOVERY LIVING ENVIRONMENT, WITH A FOCUS ON LEAST RESTRICTIVE MEANS OF BENEFITING THE PERSON IN RECOVERY. IN DEVELOPING GUIDELINES, THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIDER THE ROLE OF LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT IN OVERSIGHT AND OTHER AREAS; SITING CHALLENGES; GEOGRAPHIC VARIATIONS IN WHAT HOUSING CURRENTLY EXISTS AND IN BARRIERS TO CREATING NEW SUITABLE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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