assembly Bill A8502

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes an intensive addiction recovery and mental health integrated services pilot program

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A8502 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8244
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.18-d, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A2972

A8502 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an intensive addiction recovery and mental health integrated services pilot program to support two three-year demonstration programs that provide intensive addiction and mental health integrated services to individuals with significant addiction and mental health issues who have had multiple and frequent treatment episodes.

A8502 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8502
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to  establishing  an
   intensive  addiction  recovery  and  mental health integrated services
   pilot program; and providing for the repeal of  such  provisions  upon
   expiration thereof

   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
 "Topher's Law".
   §  2.    The  mental  hygiene  law  is amended by adding a new section
 19.18-d to read as follows:
 § 19.18-D INTENSIVE ADDICTION  AND  MENTAL  HEALTH  INTEGRATED  SERVICES
             PILOT PROGRAM.
   1.  WITHIN THE FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE OFFICE, A PILOT PROGRAM SHALL
 BE ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT TWO  THREE-YEAR  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAMS  THAT
 PROVIDE  INTENSIVE  ADDICTION  AND  MENTAL HEALTH INTEGRATED SERVICES TO
 INDIVIDUALS WITH SIGNIFICANT ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES WHO HAVE
 HAD MULTIPLE AND FREQUENT TREATMENT EPISODES.  ONE OF THE  DEMONSTRATION
 PROGRAMS SHALL BE LOCATED IN A RURAL AREA AND ONE SHALL BE LOCATED IN AN
 URBAN  SETTING AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.  THE SERVICES PROVIDED
 SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO MENTAL  HEALTH  COUNSELING  SERVICES
 FOR  THE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCING SIGNIFICANT ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH
 ISSUES AND THEIR FAMILY, PEER SUPPORTS, AND  TRANSPORTATION  ASSISTANCE.
 SUCH  SERVICES  SHALL  BE PRIMARILY PROVIDED IN THE COMMUNITY OR HOME OF
 SUCH INDIVIDUAL, AS CLINICALLY AND SOCIALLY NECESSITATED.
   2. NOT LATER THAN JUNE THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR, AND  ANNU-
 ALLY THEREAFTER, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPO-
 RARY  PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF
 THE SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ALCOHOLISM  AND  DRUG  ABUSE,  AND  THE
 CHAIR  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY  COMMITTEE  ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE WITH A
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13823-01-1