assembly Bill A540

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to annual reporting on substance use disorder in incarcerated individuals

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Current Bill Status Via S2209 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.655
substituted for a540
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by s2209
rules report cal.655
reported
reported referred to rules
May 24, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

A540 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2209
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19.07, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A4943, S6288

A540 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to annual reporting on substance use disorder in incarcerated individuals; requires the office of addiction services and supports to monitor programs providing treatment to incarcerated individuals in correctional facilities and provide an annual report.

A540 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    540
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to annual  reporting
   on substance use disorder in incarcerated individuals

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision (h) of section 19.07 of the mental hygiene law,
 as amended by section 118-f of subpart B of part C of chapter 62 of  the
 laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
   (h)  The office of [alcoholism and substance abuse] ADDICTION services
 AND SUPPORTS shall monitor programs  providing  care  and  treatment  to
 [inmates]  INCARCERATED  INDIVIDUALS in correctional facilities operated
 by the department of corrections and community supervision  who  have  a
 history  of alcohol or substance [abuse] USE DISORDER or dependence. The
 office shall also develop guidelines for the operation  of  alcohol  and
 substance  [abuse]  USE DISORDER treatment programs in such correctional
 facilities, BASED ON BEST PRACTICES, AND TAILORED TO THE NATURE  OF  THE
 INDIVIDUAL'S  SUBSTANCE  USE,  HISTORY OF PAST TREATMENT, AND HISTORY OF
 MENTAL ILLNESS OR TRAUMA, WHICH MAY INCLUDE HARM  REDUCTION  STRATEGIES,
 in  order  to  ensure  that such programs sufficiently meet the needs of
 [inmates]  INCARCERATED  INDIVIDUALS  with  a  history  of  alcohol   or
 substance  [abuse] USE DISORDER or dependence and promote the successful
 transition to treatment in the community upon release. No later than the
 first day of December of each year, the office  shall  submit  a  report
 regarding:  (1)  the adequacy and effectiveness of alcohol and substance
 [abuse] USE DISORDER treatment programs operated by  the  department  of
 corrections and community supervision; (2) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INCARCER-
 ATED INDIVIDUALS IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES THAT HAVE BEEN SCREENED FOR,
 AND  DETERMINED  TO  HAVE,  A  SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER; (3) INFORMATION
 REGARDING WHICH SUBSTANCES INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS ARE  MOST  DEPENDENT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets