assembly Bill A8444

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the office of addiction services and supports and tobacco-free facilities for treatment

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Nov 17, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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A8444 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7351
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19.21, Ment Hyg L

A8444 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the office of addiction services and supports by not requiring treatment facilities to be tobacco-free.

A8444 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8444
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             November 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GALLAGHER  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation  to  the  office  of
   addiction services and supports and tobacco-free facilities for treat-
   ment
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision (b) of section 19.21 of the mental hygiene law,
 as separately amended by chapters 558 and 596 of the laws  of  1999,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   (b)  The office shall redefine and develop, establish, promulgate, and
 enforce certification, inspection, licensing,  and  treatment  standards
 for  chemical dependence facilities and staff, which shall be applied in
 addition to any other standards for any other services provided by  such
 facilities,  and  which shall be applicable to any facility providing or
 purporting to provide as part or all  of  a  program  of  services,  any
 services  for  the  alleviation of the conditions of alcoholism, alcohol
 abuse, substance abuse, substance dependence, chemical abuse, or  chemi-
 cal dependence. SUCH STANDARDS SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE
 FACILITY TO BE A TOBACCO-FREE ENVIRONMENT. Where appropriate, such stan-
 dards shall provide for priority of admission for persons whose children
 have  been  placed  in foster care or are in jeopardy of being so placed
 pursuant to article ten of the family court act or article  six  of  the
 social services law.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11985-01-1