senate Bill S1795

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the establishment of a program for the use of medication assisted treatment for inmates

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 15, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Feb 8, 2021 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S1795
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committee
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Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 8, 2021

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

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S1795 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A533
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §626, amd §45, Cor L; add §19.18-c, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8914, A8774
2019-2020: S2161, A833

S1795 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the establishment of a program for the use of medication assisted treatment for inmates in both state and county correctional facilities; reporting requirements; substance use disorder treatment and transition services implemented in jails.

S1795 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1795 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1795
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BAILEY,  BIAGGI,  KAPLAN, KRUEGER, MYRIE, PARKER,
   RIVERA, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
   Correction
 
 AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the establishment of
   a program for the use of medication assisted  treatment  for  inmates;
   and to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the implementation
   of substance use disorder treatment and transition services in jails
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new  section  626
 to read as follows:
   §  626.  MEDICATION  ASSISTED TREATMENT IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. 1.
 FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION  "MEDICATION  ASSISTED  TREATMENT"  MEANS
 TREATMENT  OF  CHEMICAL  DEPENDENCE  OR ABUSE AND CONCOMITANT CONDITIONS
 WITH MEDICATIONS REQUIRING A PRESCRIPTION OR ORDER  FROM  AN  AUTHORIZED
 PRESCRIBING PROFESSIONAL.
   2.  (A) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM
 AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO  BE  ADMINIS-
 TERED AT CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT IN THE STATE, FOR
 THE  PURPOSE  OF  EMPLOYING MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR INMATES IN
 SUCH FACILITIES WHO ARE UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR A SUBSTANCE USE  DISOR-
 DER.  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF MEDICATION ASSISTED TREAT-
 MENTS  APPROVED  FOR  THE  TREATMENT  OF A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER BY THE
 FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR THE  DURATION  OF  AN  INMATE'S
 INCARCERATION  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE  AN INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT PLAN FOR
 EACH PARTICIPANT.  AFTER A MEDICAL SCREENING, INMATES WHO ARE DETERMINED
 TO SUFFER  FROM  A  SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER,  FOR  WHICH  FDA  APPROVED
 ADDICTION MEDICATIONS EXIST SHALL BE OFFERED PLACEMENT IN THE MEDICATION
 ASSISTED  TREATMENT  PROGRAM.  PLACEMENT  IN  SUCH  PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE
 MANDATORY. EACH PARTICIPATING  INMATE  SHALL  WORK  WITH  AN  AUTHORIZED
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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