|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to mental health|
|Feb 19, 2021||referred to mental health|
senate Bill S4957
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4957 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4957 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4957 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing Nicole's law PURPOSE: This bill will be known as "Nicole's Law." This bill would create a red-flag system to ensure individuals admitted to hospitals following a self-inflicted, life-threatening injury would receive enhanced person- centered treatment, their families are provided with resources on how to care for this vulnerable population, an appropriate discharge plan including an immediate connection to community services, with the person receiving priority access to community services and follow-up with the individual following discharge. The bill would also address the prac- tices of how psychiatric clinical trials handle perspective participants disqualified because of a previous suicide attempt within the calendar year.
S4957 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4957 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 19, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SEPULVEDA, HARCKHAM, LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing Nicole's law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Nicole's law". § 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 9.61 to read as follows: § 9.61 PATIENTS WITH SELF-INFLICTED, LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "SELF-INFLICTED, LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES" SHALL INCLUDE SUICIDE ATTEMPTS, DRUG OVERDOSES, AND OTHER SELF-HARM INJURIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CUTTING ONESELF. (B) "ASSISTED OUTPATIENT SERVICES" SHALL MEAN CATEGORIES OF OUTPATIENT SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES OR ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAM SERVICES TO PROVIDE CARE COORDI- NATION, AND MAY ALSO INCLUDE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF SERVICES: MEDICATION; PERIODIC BLOOD TESTS OR URINALYSIS TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE WITH PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS; INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP THERAPY; DAY OR PARTIAL DAY PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES; EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAIN- ING OR ACTIVITIES; ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AND COUNSELING AND PERIODIC TESTS FOR THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ILLEGAL DRUGS FOR PERSONS WITH A HISTORY OF ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE; SUPERVISION OF LIVING ARRANGEMENTS; AND ANY OTHER SERVICES WITHIN A LOCAL SERVICES PLAN DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, PRESCRIBED TO TREAT THE PERSON'S MENTAL ILLNESS AND TO ASSIST THE PERSON IN LIVING AND FUNCTIONING IN THE COMMUNITY, OR TO ATTEMPT TO PREVENT A RELAPSE OR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08385-01-1
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