Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 11, 2023||
referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Assembly Bill A778
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
Inez E. Dickens
Jo Anne Simon
Phara Souffrant Forrest
2023-A778 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-A778 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 778 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 11, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GALLAGHER, DICKENS, MAMDANI, SIMON, FORREST, STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the office of addiction services and supports and tobacco-limited and tobacco-free facilities for treatment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (b) of section 19.21 of the mental hygiene law, as separately amended by chapters 558 and 596 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows: (b) The office shall redefine and develop, establish, promulgate, and enforce certification, inspection, licensing, and treatment standards for chemical dependence facilities and staff, which shall be applied in addition to any other standards for any other services provided by such facilities, and which shall be applicable to any facility providing or purporting to provide as part or all of a program of services, any services for the alleviation of the conditions of alcoholism, alcohol abuse, substance abuse, substance dependence, chemical abuse, or chemi- cal dependence. (1) SUCH STANDARDS SHALL NOT PROHIBIT ANY CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE FACILITY FROM CHOOSING TO BE A TOBACCO-LIMITED ENVIRONMENT; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THIS PROHIBITION SHALL NOT APPLY TO PREVENTION, TREATMENT, OR RECOVERY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND/OR YOUNG ADULTS, WHICH MUST REMAIN TOBACCO-FREE. (I) "TOBACCO-LIMITED" MEANS PROHIBITING THE USE OF ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS IN FACILITIES AND VEHICLES OWNED OR OPERATED BY THE OFFICE, WHILE ALLOWING FOR LIMITED USE OF CERTAIN TOBACCO PRODUCTS BY PATIENTS IN DESIGNATED AREAS ON FACILITY GROUNDS AT DESIGNATED TIMES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS, AND GUIDANCE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00202-01-3
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