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A08386 Summary:

BILL NOA08386A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07349-A
 
SPONSORMcDonald
 
COSPNSRBurdick, Gottfried, Galef, Griffin, Fahy, Kelles, Sillitti, Lemondes, Giglio JA, Giglio JM
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §32.29, Ment Hyg L
 
Relates to the construction of facilities for chemical dependence services that promote the privacy of individuals while bathing, sleeping, using restrooms and receiving individual counseling services, while also allowing for maximization of the use of such facility.
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A08386 Actions:

BILL NOA08386A
 
10/20/2021referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
01/05/2022referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
05/10/2022reported referred to rules
05/11/2022amend and recommit to rules 8386a
05/17/2022reported
05/17/2022rules report cal.240
05/17/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.240
05/17/2022passed assembly
05/17/2022delivered to senate
05/17/2022REFERRED TO ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
05/23/2022SUBSTITUTED FOR S7349A
05/23/20223RD READING CAL.1093
05/23/2022PASSED SENATE
05/23/2022RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A08386 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8386A
 
SPONSOR: McDonald
  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   SUMMARY 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. Section 2 provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: When it comes to recovery, the atmosphere at a treatment facility and the comfort of its accommodations can be as important as the psychoso- cial therapies. Substance use treatment often involves medical treatment that may have unpleasant physical effects. The facilities which offer treatment should, at minimum, provide privacy to those individuals seek- ing treatment while bathing, sleeping, using restrooms, and receiving individual counseling services. Quality accommodations and amenities can motivate individuals to stay in treatment, maintain their dignity and experience the full benefits of therapy.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A08386 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8386--A
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    October 20, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. McDONALD, BURDICK, GOTTFRIED, GALEF, GRIFFIN,
          FAHY, KELLES, SILLITTI, LEMONDES, J. A. GIGLIO, J. M. GIGLIO  --  read
          once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse --
          reported and referred to the Committee on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to the Committee on Rules
 
        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:
 
     1    Section  1.  The opening paragraph of subdivision (b) of section 32.29
     2  of the mental hygiene law, as added by chapter 558 of the laws of  1999,
     3  is amended and a new paragraph 4 is added to read as follows:
     4    The  construction  of  a  facility shall require the prior approval of
     5  such commissioner if the provider of services seeking to engage in  such
     6  construction  receives  funding  from  the  office  of  [alcoholism  and
     7  substance abuse] addiction services and supports pursuant to this  chap-
     8  ter  and/or  seeks  a funding source for such construction project other
     9  than from the mental health services facilities improvement program,  or
    10  its  successor  agency, directly or indirectly through a closely related
    11  entity; provided, however, that such facilities shall  be  designed  and
    12  constructed  in  a manner that promotes privacy while bathing, sleeping,
    13  using restrooms and receiving individual counseling services, while also
    14  allowing for maximization of the use of such facility.
    15    4. The determinations regarding  privacy  considerations  as  required
    16  under  this subdivision shall only apply to new construction.  The fail-
    17  ure to meet privacy considerations in existing  construction  shall  not
    18  impede the commissioner's approval of new construction.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13103-04-2
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