Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 13, 2023||
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 27, 2023||
referred to disabilities
Senate Bill S3108
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S3108 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S3108 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3108 SPONSOR: MANNION TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the independent developmental disability ombudsman program PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to create the independent developmental disability ombudsman program. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill would add a new section to the Mental Hygiene Law to create the independent developmental disabilities ombudsman program. Subdivision (a) of section 1 would establish the program and indicate it will be selected by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disa- bilities (OPWDD). It also specifies it is intended to assist people with developmental disabilities (DD) to ensure their access to services and
2023-S3108 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3108 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 27, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MANNION, SALAZAR, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabil- ities AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the independent developmental disability ombudsman program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 33.28 to read as follows: § 33.28 INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM. (A) THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOP- MENTAL DISABILITIES THE INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO ENSURE THEIR ACCESS TO SERVICES AND PRESERVATION OF THEIR RIGHTS. (B) SUCH OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: 1. ESTABLISHING A SERVICE DELIVERY STRUCTURE BASED IN NEW YORK STATE THAT INCLUDES A TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE HOTLINE, AN INTERACTIVE WEBSITE, AND AVAILABILITY OF IN-PERSON, TELEPHONE AND EMAIL ACCESS TO OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS; 2. IDENTIFYING, INVESTIGATING, REFERRING AND RESOLVING COMPLAINTS MADE BY, OR ON BEHALF OF, INDIVIDUALS RELATIVE TO THEIR ACCESS TO SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR THE CARE COORDINATION PROVIDED BY HEALTH HOMES SERVING INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHER PROVIDERS; 3. PROVIDING ASSISTANCE FOR NAVIGATING AND COMPLETING PROCESSES, SUCH AS PAPERWORK AND DOCUMENTATION, TO ACCESS SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OR THE CARE COORDI- NATION PROVIDED BY HEALTH HOMES SERVING INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05102-01-3 S. 3108 2
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