senate Bill S4957

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to mental health
Feb 19, 2021 referred to mental health

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S4957 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9349
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9.61, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6629, A9535

S4957 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4957 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4957 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4957
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. SEPULVEDA, HARCKHAM, LANZA -- read twice and ordered
   printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08385-01-1

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