assembly Bill A316

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires the establishment of community housing waiting lists within the office of mental health service system

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Jan 04, 2023 referred to mental health

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A316 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6042
Current Committee:
Assembly Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.15, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S184
2011-2012: S3427
2013-2014: S3248
2015-2016: A6330, S1399
2017-2018: A5874, S3400
2019-2020: A5186, S4749
2021-2022: A4303, S5035

A316 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the establishment of community housing waiting lists within the office of mental health service system; directs each provider of housing services in the office of mental health system to provide, on a monthly basis, the office of mental health with a list of each person referred to, admitted to, applying for, withdrawing an application for and denied admission to housing provided by such provider; requires the community-based agency performing assessments of persons with a documented mental illness to provide the office with the names of such who have been assessed and who meet the eligibility criteria for the array of funded and/or licensed housing programs; requires such office to publish such waiting lists on a monthly basis.

A316 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    316
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SIMON --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Mental Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the establishment
   of  community  housing  waiting  lists for adults within the office of
   mental health service system

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 7.15 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
 three new subdivisions (c), (d) and (e) to read as follows:
   (C)  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY HOUSING WAITING LIST
 FOR ADULTS SEEKING HOUSING SERVICES  IN  THE  OFFICE  OF  MENTAL  HEALTH
 SERVICE  SYSTEM.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "COMMUNITY
 HOUSING WAITING LIST" SHALL MEAN  AN  UNDUPLICATED  LIST  OR  ROSTER  OF
 ADULTS  WITH A DOCUMENTED MENTAL ILLNESS WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITE-
 RIA FOR THE ARRAY OF OFFICE OF  MENTAL  HEALTH  FUNDED  AND/OR  LICENSED
 HOUSING  PROGRAMS  WHO  HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO OR APPLIED FOR BUT NOT YET
 RECEIVED  SUPPORTED,  SUPPORTIVE,  SUPERVISED  OR   CONGREGATE   HOUSING
 SERVICES IN THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM.
   FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM "PROVIDER OF HOUSING
 SERVICES" SHALL INCLUDE EVERY HOLDER OF AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE  ISSUED
 PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, OR EVERY HOUSING PROGRAM
 FUNDED,  OPERATED  OR  ADMINISTERED  BY  THE  OFFICE INCLUDING ANY LOCAL
 GOVERNMENT UNIT MENTAL HEALTH HOUSING REFERRAL SYSTEM  AND  EACH  SINGLE
 POINT  OF ENTRY OFFICE, OPERATED BY OR UNDER CONTRACT WITH A DIRECTOR OF
 COMMUNITY SERVICES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER.
   FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE  TERM  "AGENCY  OR  INSTITUTION"
 SHALL  INCLUDE  ADULT HOMES, NURSING HOMES, FOSTER CARE PROVIDERS, HOME-
 LESS SHELTERS, STATE PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS, HOSPITALS, CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
 ITIES AND OTHER REFERRING ENTITIES.
   EACH MONTH, EACH PROVIDER OF HOUSING SERVICES  SHALL  PROVIDE  TO  THE
 OFFICE  THE  NAME  OF  EACH  PERSON  WHO IS REFERRED TO, APPLIES FOR, IS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01006-01-3