senate Bill S7850

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Repeals article 6-B of the county law; and relates to a 9-8-8 suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2022 signed chap.135
delivered to governor
Jan 25, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.307
substituted for a8711
Jan 24, 2022 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.206
Jan 12, 2022 referred to rules

S7850 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8711
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld Art 6-B, County L (as proposed in S.6194-B & A.7177-B)

S7850 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of the office of mental health, in consultation with the commissioner and the office of addiction services and supports to submit a report that details the resources necessary to make the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, otherwise known as the 9-8-8 suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system, available, operational, and effective across the state.

S7850 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7850 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7850
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to repeal article 6-B of the county law; and  in  relation  to  a
   9-8-8 suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Article 6-B of the county law, as added by a chapter of the
 laws of 2021, amending the  county  law  relating  to  a  9-8-8  suicide
 prevention  and  mental  health  crisis  hotline  system, as proposed in
 legislative bills numbers S. 6194-B and A. 7177-B, is REPEALED.
   § 2. The commissioner of the office of mental health, in  consultation
 with the commissioner and the office of addiction services and supports,
 shall  submit  a report that details the resources necessary to make the
 National Suicide Prevention  Lifeline,  otherwise  known  as  the  9-8-8
 suicide  prevention  and mental health crisis hotline system, available,
 operational, and effective across the state. Such report  shall  address
 the following:
   1.  The assurance of twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week state-
 wide coverage by National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Centers;
   2. Strategies for identifying and supporting funding streams  to  meet
 the projected increase in volume;
   3. Mechanisms relating to increasing and sustaining capacity for call,
 chat,  text  and  follow-up  at the centers including workforce capacity
 building and training;
   4. Proposed operational, clinical and performance standards, including
 identifying reporting metrics on usage, services  and  impact,  for  all
 Lifeline call centers to be reported annually;
   5.  Proposed  linguistically  and  culturally  competent care training
 standards for all Lifeline call centers;
   6. Multi-stakeholder input through a 9-8-8 Implementation Coalition;
   7. Systems to maintain local resource and referral listings,  as  well
 as assure linkages to local community crisis services;
   8.  Follow-up services for individuals who contact 9-8-8 through call,
 text, and chat based on Lifeline best practices and guidelines; and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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