Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 02, 2023||
referred to alcoholism and substance use disorders
Senate Bill S5358
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Alcoholism And Substance Use Disorders Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S5358 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S5358 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5358 SPONSOR: FERNANDEZ TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Relates to the office of addiction services and supports and tobacco free facilities for treatment SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision (b) of section 19.21 of the mental hygiene law to provide that such standards shall not require any chemical dependence facility to be a tobacco-free environment. Section 2 sets the effective date.
2023-S5358 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5358 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 2, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FERNANDEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Use Disorders 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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