Senate Bill S8076

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires the office of mental health to identify information and training programs relating to the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder for military veterans

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S8076 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8485
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.17, Ment Hyg L; amd §2, Chap of 2023 (as proposed in S.7274 & A.793)

2023-S8076 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the office of mental health to identify information and training programs relating to the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder for military veterans; requires the office of mental health to publish on their website information and links to the identified relevant training programs.

2023-S8076 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S8076 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8076
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental  hygiene  law,  in  relation  to  identifying
   information and training programs relating to the diagnosis and treat-
   ment  of  post-traumatic stress disorder for military veterans, and to
   amend a chapter of the laws of 2023 amending the  mental  hygiene  law
   relating to a program for the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumat-
   ic  stress  disorder, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 7274
   and A. 793, in relation to the effectiveness thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision (g) of section 7.17 of the mental hygiene law,
 as added by a chapter of the laws of 2023 amending  the  mental  hygiene
 law  relating to a program for the diagnosis and treatment of post-trau-
 matic stress disorder, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.  7274
 and A.  793, is amended to read as follows:
   (g)  The  commissioner,  in cooperation with any other state agency or
 relevant stakeholder, shall [develop a] IDENTIFY INFORMATION AND  train-
 ing [program to be posted on the office's website for] PROGRAMS RELATING
 TO  the  diagnosis  and  treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder for
 military veterans[. The program], INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,  TRAIN-
 INGS  DEVELOPED  USING  FUNDS  RECEIVED  FROM THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND
 PUBLISH SUCH INFORMATION AND LINKS TO RELEVANT TRAINING PROGRAMS ON  THE
 OFFICE'S  WEBSITE.    THE  IDENTIFIED  INFORMATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS
 shall include a component on military culture competency  and  shall  be
 intended for [the training of] USE BY mental health providers and mental
 health  clinicians.  [Certification of the completion of the program may
 be provided to participants through the office.]
   § 2. Section 2 of a chapter of the laws of 2023  amending  the  mental
 hygiene  law  relating  to  a program for the diagnosis and treatment of
 post-traumatic stress disorder, as proposed in legislative bills numbers
 S. 7274 and A. 793, is amended to read as follows:
   § 2. This act shall take effect [immediately]  ON  THE  NINETIETH  DAY
 AFTER IT SHALL HAVE BECOME A LAW.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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