Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 24, 2022||
delivered to governor
|Jan 20, 2022||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.44
substituted for a8781
|Jan 11, 2022||
referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
|Jan 10, 2022||
ordered to third reading cal.21
|Jan 07, 2022||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7693Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7693 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7693 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the council for treatment equity within the office of addiction services and supports; eliminates the treatment equity advisory board; adds 4 members to the behavioral health services advisory council who have expertise in issues facing vulnerable populations.
2021-S7693 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7693 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a council for treatment equity within the office of addiction services and supports PURPOSE: This is a chapter amendment that makes changes to provisions of L.2021, c.762, to enable the existing Behavioral Health Service Advisory Council (BHSAC) within the Office of Addiction Services and Supports to take on responsibilities of the underlying chapter. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation amends the underlying chapter to repeal provisions related to the creation of a new-separate board and council to set priorities to achieve treatment equity in diverse areas and for vulner-
2021-S7693 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7693 I N S E N A T E January 7, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a council for treatment equity within the office of addiction services and supports THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 19.45 of the mental hygiene law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the mental hygiene law relating to establishing a council for treatment equity within the office of addiction services and supports, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 679-A and A. 1927-A, is amended to read as follows: § 19.45 The council for treatment equity. 1. Definitions. As used in this section: (a) "Council" shall mean the council for treatment equity, WITHIN THE OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES AND SUPPORTS, created pursuant to this section which shall consist of a [full time] director and any additional full or part-time staff the commissioner deems necessary to effectuate the provisions of this section. (b) ["Treatment equity advisory board" shall mean the advisory board to the council, created pursuant to subdivision three of this section. (c)] "Vulnerable populations" shall mean those who have experienced injustices and disadvantages as a result of their race, ethnicity, sexu- al orientation, gender identity, disability status, age, socioeconomic status and/or any other status which has caused a person to experience injustices and disadvantages. [(d)] (C) "Racially and ethnically diverse areas" shall mean counties where the non-white population is forty percent or more or the service area of an agency, corporation, facility or individual providing substance use disorder services where the non-white population of said area is forty percent or more. [(e)] (D) "Provider of services" shall mean any agency, corporation, facility or individual providing substance use disorder services to vulnerable populations. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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