|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 08, 2021||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 15, 2021||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S1795
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1795 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1795 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1795 SPONSOR: BAILEY TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This bill would allow incarcerated individuals with certain substance use disorders the opportunity to participate in a medication assisted treatment program. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the correction by adding a new section 626. Section two amends section 45 of the correction law by adding a new
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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