Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 31, 2023||
referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
|May 22, 2023||
advanced to third reading
|May 18, 2023||
2nd report cal.
|May 17, 2023||
1st report cal.1042
|Mar 23, 2023||
referred to alcoholism and substance use disorders
Senate Bill S5970
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
2023-S5970 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Alcoholism And Drug Abuse
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §32.29, Ment Hyg L
- Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
2023-S5970 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5970 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the construction of facilities for chemical dependence services that promote the privacy of individuals PURPOSE: Relates to the construction of facilities for chemical dependence services that promote the privacy of individuals SUMMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision (b) of section 32.29 of the mental hygiene law to provide that facilities receiving funding from the office of addiction services and supports be designed and constructed in a manner that promotes privacy while bathing, sleeping, using restrooms, and receiving individual counseling services, while also allowing for maxim- ization of the use of such facilities.
2023-S5970 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5970 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 23, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 construction of facilities for chemical dependence services that promote the priva- cy of individuals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision (b) of section 32.29 of the mental hygiene law, as added by chapter 558 of the laws of 1999, is amended and a new paragraph 4 is added to read as follows: The construction of a facility shall require the prior approval of such commissioner if the provider of services seeking to engage in such construction receives funding from the office of [alcoholism and substance abuse] ADDICTION services AND SUPPORTS pursuant to this chap- ter and/or seeks a funding source for such construction project other than from the mental health services facilities improvement program, or its successor agency, directly or indirectly through a closely related entity; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH FACILITIES SHALL BE DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED IN A MANNER THAT PROMOTES PRIVACY WHILE BATHING, SLEEPING, USING RESTROOMS AND RECEIVING INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SERVICES, WHILE ALSO ALLOWING FOR MAXIMIZATION OF THE USE OF SUCH FACILITY. 4. THE DETERMINATIONS REGARDING PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS AS REQUIRED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL ONLY APPLY TO NEW CONSTRUCTION. THE FAIL- URE TO MEET PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS IN EXISTING CONSTRUCTION SHALL NOT IMPEDE THE COMMISSIONER'S APPROVAL OF NEW CONSTRUCTION. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10408-01-3
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