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S07351 Summary:

BILL NOS07351
 
SAME ASSAME AS A08444
 
SPONSORHARCKHAM
 
COSPNSRRIVERA
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 19.21, Ment Hyg L
 
Relates to the office of addiction services and supports by not requiring treatment facilities to be tobacco-free.
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S07351 Actions:

BILL NOS07351
 
08/27/2021REFERRED TO RULES
01/05/2022REFERRED TO ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
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S07351 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7351
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     August 27, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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  the  office  of
          addiction services and supports and tobacco-free facilities for treat-
          ment

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision (b) of section 19.21 of the mental hygiene law,
     2  as separately amended by chapters 558 and 596 of the laws  of  1999,  is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (b)  The office shall redefine and develop, establish, promulgate, and
     5  enforce certification, inspection, licensing,  and  treatment  standards
     6  for  chemical dependence facilities and staff, which shall be applied in
     7  addition to any other standards for any other services provided by  such
     8  facilities,  and  which shall be applicable to any facility providing or
     9  purporting to provide as part or all  of  a  program  of  services,  any
    10  services  for  the  alleviation of the conditions of alcoholism, alcohol
    11  abuse, substance abuse, substance dependence, chemical abuse, or  chemi-
    12  cal dependence. Such standards shall not require any chemical dependence
    13  facility to be a tobacco-free environment. Where appropriate, such stan-
    14  dards shall provide for priority of admission for persons whose children
    15  have  been  placed  in foster care or are in jeopardy of being so placed
    16  pursuant to article ten of the family court act or article  six  of  the
    17  social services law.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11985-01-1
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