senate Bill S8219A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires an annual report for the independent substance use disorder and mental health ombudsman program

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Current Bill Status Via A9730 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2022 signed chap.522
Aug 05, 2022 delivered to governor
May 24, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.551
substituted for s8219a
May 24, 2022 substituted by a9730
Mar 07, 2022 amended on third reading 8219a
Mar 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2022 1st report cal.551
Feb 02, 2022 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse

Votes

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Feb 28, 2022 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S8219
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0
committee
7
Aye
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 28, 2022

S8219 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9730
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33.27, Ment Hyg L

S8219 - Summary

Requires an annual report for the independent substance use disorder and mental health ombudsman program by October 31st each year.

S8219 - Sponsor Memo

S8219 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8219
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 requiring an
   annual report for the independent substance use  disorder  and  mental
   health ombudsman program

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 33.27 of  the  mental  hygiene  law,  as  added  by
 section  1  of  part FF of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018, is amended to
 read as follows:
 § 33.27 Independent substance use disorder and mental health ombudsman.
   (a)  There  is  hereby  established  the  office  of  the  independent
 substance  use disorder and mental health ombudsman program that will be
 operated or selected by the office of [alcoholism and  substance  abuse]
 ADDICTION  services  AND  SUPPORTS,  in  consultation with the office of
 mental health for the purpose of assisting individuals with a  substance
 use disorder and/or mental illness to ensure that they receive appropri-
 ate health insurance coverage.
   (b)  Such  ombudsman  will  identify,  investigate,  refer and resolve
 complaints that are made by, or on  behalf  of,  consumers  relative  to
 health insurance coverage and access to initial and continuing substance
 use disorder care and mental health care; accept, investigate, refer and
 help to resolve complaints that are made by treatment providers relative
 to health insurance coverage of and reimbursement for initial or contin-
 uing substance use disorder and mental health care; accept, investigate,
 refer  and  help  to resolve complaints that are made by or on behalf of
 consumers or by providers relative to network adequacy for access to and
 continuing substance use disorder and mental health care.   BY  DECEMBER
 THIRTY-FIRST ANNUALLY, THE OMBUDSMAN MUST SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT SUMMA-
 RIZING  THE  WORK  OF  THE  PROGRAM  AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS
 SYSTEMIC ISSUES IDENTIFIED DURING THE PREVIOUS YEAR. SUCH ANNUAL  REPORT
 SHALL  BE  SUBMITTED  TO  THE  GOVERNOR,  THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13377-01-1

S8219A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9730
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §33.27, Ment Hyg L

S8219A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires an annual report for the independent substance use disorder and mental health ombudsman program by October 31st each year.

S8219A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8219A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8219--A
     Cal. No. 551
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism  and  Substance
   Abuse  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
   second report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
   reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental hygiene law, in relation to requiring an
   annual report for the independent substance use  disorder  and  mental
   health ombudsman program
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 33.27 of  the  mental  hygiene  law,  as  added  by
 section  1  of  part FF of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018, is amended to
 read as follows:
 § 33.27 Independent substance use disorder and mental health ombudsman.
   (a)  There  is  hereby  established  the  office  of  the  independent
 substance  use disorder and mental health ombudsman program that will be
 operated or selected by the office of [alcoholism and  substance  abuse]
 ADDICTION  services  AND  SUPPORTS,  in  consultation with the office of
 mental health for the purpose of assisting individuals with a  substance
 use disorder and/or mental illness to ensure that they receive appropri-
 ate health insurance coverage.
   (b)  Such  ombudsman  will  identify,  investigate,  refer and resolve
 complaints that are made by, or on  behalf  of,  consumers  relative  to
 health insurance coverage and access to initial and continuing substance
 use disorder care and mental health care; accept, investigate, refer and
 help to resolve complaints that are made by treatment providers relative
 to health insurance coverage of and reimbursement for initial or contin-
 uing substance use disorder and mental health care; accept, investigate,
 refer  and  help  to resolve complaints that are made by or on behalf of
 consumers or by providers relative to network adequacy for access to and
 continuing substance use disorder and mental  health  care.  BY  OCTOBER
 THIRTY-FIRST ANNUALLY, THE OMBUDSMAN MUST SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT SUMMA-
 RIZING  THE  WORK  OF  THE  PROGRAM  AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS
 SYSTEMIC ISSUES IDENTIFIED DURING THE PREVIOUS YEAR. SUCH ANNUAL  REPORT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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