Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 20, 2023||
referred to mental health
Senate Bill S2398
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2398 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-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.
2023-S2398 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2398 SPONSOR: BROUK TITLE OF BILL: 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 emergency and crisis response services for persons experiencing a mental health, alcohol use, or substance use crisis PURPOSE: This legislation establishes a statewide emergency and crisis response council to encourage local governments to develop preventive, rehabili- tative, crisis response and treatment services. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Short title of the act, shall be known as and may be cited as "Daniel's law."
2023-S2398 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2398 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD04260-01-3
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