assembly Bill A4303

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the establishment of community housing waiting lists within the office of mental health service system

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to mental health
Feb 01, 2021 referred to mental health

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A4303 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5035
Current Committee:
Assembly Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.15, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S184
2011-2012: S3427
2013-2014: S3248
2015-2016: A6330, S1399
2017-2018: A5874, S3400
2019-2020: A5186, S4749

A4303 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the establishment of community housing waiting lists within the office of mental health service system; directs each provider of housing services in the office of mental health system to provide, on a monthly basis, the office of mental health with a list of each person referred to, admitted to, applying for, withdrawing an application for and denied admission to housing provided by such provider; requires the community-based agency performing assessments of persons with a documented mental illness to provide the office with the names of such who have been assessed and who meet the eligibility criteria for the array of funded and/or licensed housing programs; requires such office to publish such waiting lists on a monthly basis.

A4303 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4303
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. WALKER, SIMON -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Mental Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the establishment
   of community housing waiting lists for adults  within  the  office  of
   mental health service system

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 7.15 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
 three new subdivisions (c), (d) and (e) to read as follows:
   (C) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY HOUSING WAITING  LIST
 FOR  ADULTS  SEEKING  HOUSING  SERVICES  IN  THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH
 SERVICE SYSTEM. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  THE  TERM  "COMMUNITY
 HOUSING  WAITING  LIST"  SHALL  MEAN  AN  UNDUPLICATED LIST OR ROSTER OF
 ADULTS WITH A DOCUMENTED MENTAL ILLNESS WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY  CRITE-
 RIA  FOR  THE  ARRAY  OF  OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH FUNDED AND/OR LICENSED
 HOUSING PROGRAMS WHO HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO OR APPLIED FOR  BUT  NOT  YET
 RECEIVED   SUPPORTED,   SUPPORTIVE,  SUPERVISED  OR  CONGREGATE  HOUSING
 SERVICES IN THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM.
   FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM  "PROVIDER  OF  HOUSING
 SERVICES"  SHALL INCLUDE EVERY HOLDER OF AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE ISSUED
 PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, OR EVERY HOUSING PROGRAM
 FUNDED, OPERATED OR ADMINISTERED  BY  THE  OFFICE  INCLUDING  ANY  LOCAL
 GOVERNMENT  UNIT  MENTAL  HEALTH HOUSING REFERRAL SYSTEM AND EACH SINGLE
 POINT OF ENTRY OFFICE, OPERATED BY OR UNDER CONTRACT WITH A DIRECTOR  OF
 COMMUNITY SERVICES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
   FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, THE TERM "AGENCY OR INSTITUTION"
 SHALL INCLUDE ADULT HOMES, NURSING HOMES, FOSTER CARE  PROVIDERS,  HOME-
 LESS SHELTERS, STATE PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS, HOSPITALS, CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
 ITIES AND OTHER REFERRING ENTITIES.
   EACH  MONTH,  EACH  PROVIDER  OF HOUSING SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE TO THE
 OFFICE THE NAME OF EACH PERSON WHO  IS  REFERRED  TO,  APPLIES  FOR,  IS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.