assembly Bill A6144

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires mental health services for inmates with post-traumatic prison disorder

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to correction
Mar 10, 2021 referred to correction

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A6144 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§71-a & 78, Cor L

A6144 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires mental health services for inmates with post-traumatic prison disorder upon reentry and reintegration into society upon release.

A6144 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6144
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JEAN-PIERRE, JACKSON -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Correction
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction law, in relation to requiring mental
   health services for inmates with post-traumatic prison disorder
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "Post-traumatic prison disorder Shawanna W76337 act".
   § 2. Section 71-a of the correction law, as added by section  16-a  of
 subpart  A  of  part  C of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to
 read as follows:
   § 71-a. Transitional accountability plan.  1.  Upon  admission  of  an
 inmate committed to the custody of the department under an indeterminate
 or  determinate sentence of imprisonment, the department shall develop a
 transitional accountability plan. Such plan shall  be  a  comprehensive,
 dynamic and individualized case management plan based on the programming
 and  treatment needs of the inmate. The purpose of such plan shall be to
 promote the rehabilitation  of  the  inmate  and  their  successful  and
 productive  reentry and reintegration into society upon release. To that
 end, such plan shall be used to  prioritize  programming  and  treatment
 services for the inmate during incarceration and any period of community
 supervision.  The  commissioner  may  consult  with the office of mental
 health,  the  office  of  [alcoholism  and  substance  abuse]  ADDICTION
 services  AND  SUPPORTS,  the board of parole, the department of health,
 and other appropriate agencies in the development of  transitional  case
 management plans.
   2. (A) MENTAL HEALTH REENTRY SERVICES SHALL BE INCLUDED IN AN INMATE'S
 TRANSITIONAL  ACCOUNTABILITY  PLAN.  SUCH MENTAL HEALTH REENTRY SERVICES
 SHALL BEGIN THE FIRST WEEK UPON ADMISSION OF AN INMATE TO A CORRECTIONAL
 FACILITY.   MENTAL HEALTH REENTRY SERVICES SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE
 LIMITED  TO:  (I) BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT; (II) CLIN-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.