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A03696 Summary:

COSPNSRBrown K, Brown E, Beephan, DeStefano, Smullen, Dickens, Tague, Lemondes, McDonough
Add §627, amd §45, Cor L
Relates to addiction counseling services for incarcerated individuals.
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A03696 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 7, 2023
        Introduced  by M. of A. BENDETT -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Correction
        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to addiction  counseling
          services for incarcerated individuals
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new  section  627
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  627. Addiction counseling program. The commissioner, in conjunction
     4  with the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, shall estab-
     5  lish a program to be administered at correctional facilities within  the
     6  department  in  the  state,  for the purpose of offering addiction coun-
     7  seling services for  any  incarcerated  individual  in  such  facilities
     8  suffering  from  a  substance use disorder.   After a medical screening,
     9  incarcerated individuals who are determined to suffer from  a  substance
    10  use  disorder  shall  be  offered  placement  in an addiction counseling
    11  program. Placement in such program shall not be mandatory.  Each partic-
    12  ipating incarcerated individual shall work with an authorized specialist
    13  to determine an individualized treatment plan, including an  appropriate
    14  level of counseling.
    15    §  2.  Section  45  of  the  correction law is amended by adding a new
    16  subdivision 20 to read as follows:
    17    20. Establish standards and guidelines  for  a  program  of  addiction
    18  counseling  services for incarcerated individuals in county jails and/or
    19  county correctional facilities equivalent to the program established  in
    20  state  correctional  facilities  pursuant to section six hundred twenty-
    21  seven of this chapter.
    22    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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