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A01425 Summary:

Amd §§2740 & 2742, Pub Health L
Relates to services for individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
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A01425 Actions:

01/12/2017referred to health
01/03/2018referred to health
06/15/2018amend (t) and recommit to health
06/15/2018print number 1425a
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A01425 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 12, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. JENNE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health -- recommitted to the Committee on Health in accordance with
          Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the  services  for
          individuals with traumatic brain injuries
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 2740 of the public health law, as added by  chapter
     2  196 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 2740. Traumatic brain injury program.  The department shall have the
     4  central  responsibility for administering the provisions of this article
     5  and otherwise coordinating the state's policies with respect to traumat-
     6  ic brain injury, in consultation with the office [of mental  retardation
     7  and]  for  people  with developmental disabilities, the office of mental
     8  health, the department  of  education,  the  office  of  alcoholism  and
     9  substance  abuse services, the department of social services, the office
    10  of the advocate for the disabled and the commission on quality  of  care
    11  for the mentally disabled.
    12    §  2.  Subdivisions 9 and 10 of section 2742 of the public health law,
    13  as added by chapter 196 of the laws of  1994,  are  amended  and  a  new
    14  subdivision 11 is added to read as follows:
    15    9.  to develop training programs for persons providing discharge plans
    16  and case management; [and]
    17    10. to develop standards for licensing or certifying  residential  and
    18  non-residential  services for persons with traumatic brain injury to the
    19  extent that such services are not otherwise subject to the  jurisdiction
    20  of another state agency[.]; and
    21    11.  in  consultation  with  the  office for people with developmental
    22  disabilities, ensure to the extent practicable that adequate and  appro-
    23  priate  services  are  available to individuals regardless of the age of
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  the individual at the time the traumatic  brain  injury  was  sustained,
     2  provided, however, that the provision of such services does not displace
     3  or  deny  an  individual  with  a developmental disability as defined by
     4  subdivision  twenty-two  of  section 1.03 of the mental hygiene law from
     5  receiving services from the office for people with  developmental  disa-
     6  bilities.
     7    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     8  have become a law; provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
     9  addition  and/or  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the
    10  implementation of this act on its  effective  date  are  authorized  and
    11  directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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