assembly Bill A8641

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health and commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to conduct a study of the delivery of services to individuals with traumatic brain injury

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.616
May 03, 2022 reported
Jan 25, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 10, 2022 referred to health

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A8641 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7356
Law Section:
Public Health

A8641 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health and the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to conduct a study of the delivery of services to individuals with traumatic brain injury.

A8641 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8641
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT in relation to directing  the  commissioner  of  health  and  the
   commissioner  of the office for people with developmental disabilities
   to conduct a study of the delivery of  services  to  individuals  with
   traumatic brain injury

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature recognizes that a trau-
 matic brain injury results from a sudden blow or jolt to  the  head  and
 can present in individuals with a wide range of mild, moderate or severe
 symptoms.  Each traumatic brain injury case is unique and complex, often
 requiring supports and services to  allow  individuals  to  achieve  the
 highest  quality  of  life.  This legislation will direct a study on the
 delivery of services to New Yorkers with traumatic brain injury. Specif-
 ically, the study will evaluate the availability  and  accessibility  of
 quality  services, emerging trends, regional disparities, and the effec-
 tiveness of the administrative process for  individuals  with  traumatic
 brain  injury  who  receive  official  approvals or denials of services.
 Furthermore, the commissioner of health  and  the  commissioner  of  the
 office   for   people   with   developmental  disabilities  should  make
 suggestions to enhance New York  state's  response  to  traumatic  brain
 injuries based on the findings of this study.
   §  2. a. The commissioner of health and the commissioner of the office
 for people with developmental disabilities shall conduct a study on  the
 delivery  of  services  provided to individuals diagnosed with traumatic
 brain injury. Such services to be studied   shall include,  but  not  be
 limited to acute and sub-acute rehabilitation, counseling and behavioral
 services,  home care services, independent living skills training, envi-
 ronmental modifications, housing  opportunities,  and  any  services  or
 programs  specific  to  traumatic brain injury or that serve individuals
 with traumatic brain injury.  In conducting the study, the commissioners
 shall consult with people with traumatic brain injury  and  their  fami-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11893-07-2