assembly Bill A9730

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires an annual report for the independent substance use disorder and mental health ombudsman program

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2022 signed chap.522
Aug 05, 2022 delivered to governor
May 24, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.551
substituted for s8219a
May 10, 2022 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.634
May 03, 2022 reported
Apr 25, 2022 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 28, 2022 referred to mental health

A9730 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8219
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33.27, Ment Hyg L

A9730 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires an annual report for the independent substance use disorder and mental health ombudsman program by October 31st each year.

A9730 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   9730
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 28, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Mental Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law,  in  relation  to  requiring  an
   annual  report  for  the independent substance use disorder and mental
   health ombudsman program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Section  33.27  of  the  mental  hygiene law, as added by
 section 1 of part FF of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018,  is  amended  to
 read as follows:
 § 33.27 Independent substance use disorder and mental health ombudsman.
   (a)  There  is  hereby  established  the  office  of  the  independent
 substance use disorder and mental health ombudsman program that will  be
 operated  or  selected by the office of [alcoholism and substance abuse]
 ADDICTION services AND SUPPORTS, in  consultation  with  the  office  of
 mental  health for the purpose of assisting individuals with a substance
 use disorder and/or mental illness to ensure that they receive appropri-
 ate health insurance coverage.
   (b) Such ombudsman  will  identify,  investigate,  refer  and  resolve
 complaints  that  are  made  by,  or on behalf of, consumers relative to
 health insurance coverage and access to initial and continuing substance
 use disorder care and mental health care; accept, investigate, refer and
 help to resolve complaints that are made by treatment providers relative
 to health insurance coverage of and reimbursement for initial or contin-
 uing substance use disorder and mental health care; accept, investigate,
 refer and help to resolve complaints that are made by or  on  behalf  of
 consumers or by providers relative to network adequacy for access to and
 continuing  substance  use  disorder  and mental health care. BY OCTOBER
 THIRTY-FIRST ANNUALLY, THE OMBUDSMAN MUST SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT SUMMA-
 RIZING THE WORK OF THE  PROGRAM  AND  MAKE  RECOMMENDATIONS  TO  ADDRESS
 SYSTEMIC  ISSUES IDENTIFIED DURING THE PREVIOUS YEAR. SUCH ANNUAL REPORT
 SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE  GOVERNOR,  THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE
 SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE RELEVANT LEGISLATIVE COMMIT-
 TEE CHAIRS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.