senate Bill S2398

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes a statewide emergency and crisis response council

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee

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Jan 20, 2023 referred to mental health


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S2398 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§41.01, 41.03, 41.07, 41.13, 41.18, 5.05 & 9.41, add §5.08, Ment Hyg L

S2398 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates statewide emergency and crisis response council to work in conjunction with the commissioners of mental health and addiction services to jointly approve emergency and crisis services plans submitted by local governments, and provide supports regarding the operation and financing of high-quality emergency and crisis services provided to persons experiencing a mental health, alcohol use, or substance use crisis.

S2398 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2398 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 20, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- 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  the
   statewide  emergency  and  crisis response council to plan and provide
   support regarding the operation and financing of high-quality emergen-
   cy and crisis response services  for  persons  experiencing  a  mental
   health, alcohol use, or substance use crisis
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 "Daniel's law".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent. It is the purpose of this act to
 promote the public health, safety and welfare of all citizens by broadly
 ensuring a public health-based response to anyone in New York experienc-
 ing  a  mental health, alcohol use or substance use crisis; to offer and
 ensure the most appropriate response to, and treatment  of,  individuals
 experiencing  crisis  due  to  mental  health conditions, alcohol use or
 substance use conditions; and to deescalate crisis situations so that as
 few New Yorkers as possible experience nonconsensual transport,  use  of
 force,  or  criminal  consequences as a result of mental health, alcohol
 use or substance abuse crises.
   § 3. Section 41.01 of the mental hygiene law, as amended by chapter 37
 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
 § 41.01 Declaration of purpose.
   (A) This article is designed to enable and encourage local governments
 to develop in the community preventive, rehabilitative, CRISIS RESPONSE,
 and treatment services offering continuity of care; to  improve  and  to
 expand  existing community programs for persons with mental illness, AND
 developmental disabilities, and those [suffering from  the  diseases  of
 alcoholism]   WITH  ALCOHOL  USE  DISORDER  and  substance  [abuse]  USE
 DISORDER; to plan for the integration of community  and  state  services
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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