|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 19, 2022||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to mental health|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 01, 2021||referred to mental health|
delivered to assembly
|May 24, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|May 20, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|May 19, 2021||1st report cal.1174|
|Mar 23, 2021||referred to mental health|
senate Bill S5938
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5938 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5938 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes a regional or county-based peer support services program for transgender and non-binary individuals that provides support services including but not limited to, peer counseling for mental illness including alcohol and substance abuse counseling, family support services, domestic violence, mental health and physical health.
S5938 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5938 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a peer support services program for transgender and non-binary individuals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to establish a peer support program for transgender and non-binary individuals. Develop and establish regional and county-based support services for transgender and non-binary indi- viduals SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Transgender and non-binary peer support program. Services provided by the peer support program shall include, but not be limited to, coun- seling for alcohol and substance abuse counseling, family support services, domestic violence, mental health and physical health. The
S5938 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5938 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 23, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 a peer support services program for transgender and non-binary individ- uals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 7.49 to read as follows: § 7.49 TRANSGENDER PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP AND ESTABLISH REGIONAL OR COUNTY- BASED PEER SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAMS FOR TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY INDIVIDUALS. SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, PEER COUNSELING FOR MENTAL ILLNESS INCLUDING ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH. (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL FOSTER PROGRAMS FOR THE TRAINING AND DEVEL- OPMENT OF PERSONS CAPABLE OF PROVIDING THE SERVICES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A PROCESS OF ISSUING, EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH CONTRACT, CREDENTIALS FOR RECOGNIZED OR CERTIFIED PEER COUNSELORS. (C) THE OFFICE SHALL ESTABLISH MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECOGNIZED OR CERTIFIED PEER COUNSELORS IN ALL PHASES OF DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE EVALUATED AND CERTIFIED OR RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE ON FACTORS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPLETION OF APPROVED COURSES OF STUDY OR EQUIVALENT ON-THE-JOB EXPERI- ENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING, ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUN- SELING OR OTHER CREDENTIALS ESTABLISHED OR RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE. (D) THE OFFICE SHALL ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING, DIRECTLY OR THROUGH CONTRACT, CREDENTIALS TO CERTIFIED PEER COUNSELORS WHO MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, AND SHALL FURTHER ESTABLISH PROCEDURES TO SUSPEND, REVOKE OR ANNUL SUCH CREDENTIALS FOR GOOD CAUSE. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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