senate Bill S5054

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to creating the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 19, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2021 1st report cal.935
Feb 22, 2021 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse

Votes

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May 10, 2021 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

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Abstained
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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

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S5054 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7530
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §22.03, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8075
2011-2012: S4447, A48
2013-2014: S913, A1777
2015-2016: S1543, A5869
2017-2018: S3408, A2416
2019-2020: S4599, A3119

S5054 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the chemical dependence treatment bill of rights to be posted in a conspicuous place in all treatment facilities.

S5054 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5054 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5054
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, BAILEY, HOYLMAN, KAPLAN -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to creating a chemi-
   cal dependence treatment bill of rights

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 22.03 of the mental hygiene law,
 as added by chapter 558 of the laws of 1999, is amended and a new subdi-
 vision (d) is added to read as follows:
   (c) The director of every chemical  dependence  program,  service,  or
 treatment  facility shall post copies of [a notice] THE CHEMICAL DEPEND-
 ENCE TREATMENT BILL OF RIGHTS in a form and manner to be  determined  by
 the  commissioner,  at  places  throughout the facility or program where
 such [notice] BILL OF RIGHTS shall be conspicuous  and  visible  to  all
 patients[,  stating].  THE  CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE TREATMENT BILL OF RIGHTS
 SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NEED NOT BE LIMITED TO, the following:
   1. [a general statement of the rights of patients  under  the  various
 admission or retention provisions of this article; and
   2.  the  right  of  the  patient to communicate with the director, the
 board of visitors, if any, and the commissioner] EVERY PATIENT  HAS  THE
 RIGHT  TO  PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN OF TREATMENT
 AND TO REQUEST A REVIEW OF HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN BY  ANOTHER  CLINI-
 CIAN;
   2.  EVERY  PATIENT HAS THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE AN EXPLANATION OF SERVICES
 IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS OR HER TREATMENT PLAN;
   3. EVERY PATIENT SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE FULLY INFORMED OF  HIS  OR
 HER PROPOSED TREATMENT, INCLUDING POSSIBLE ADVERSE EFFECTS;
   4.  EVERY  PATIENT  HAS  THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO OR TERMINATE TREATMENT
 UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED PURSUANT TO COURT ORDER;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09248-01-1

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