Establishes an addiction recovery supportive transportation services demonstration program to provide such transportation services to individuals while such individual is receiving treatment, including, but not limited to, inpatient, residential or outpatient treatment.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
April 14, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. STECK, WALSH -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse -- recommitted to the Committee
on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 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 mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing an
addiction recovery supportive transportation services demonstration
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
2 19.18-a to read as follows:
3 § 19.18-a Addiction recovery supportive transportation services demon-
4 stration program.
5 1. The commissioner shall develop an addiction recovery supportive
6 transportation services demonstration program. Such program shall
7 provide recovery supportive transportation services to individuals while
8 such individual is receiving treatment, including but not limited to,
9 treatment with an inpatient, residential or outpatient treatment provid-
10 er. The commissioner shall identify and establish where the recovery
11 supportive transportation services demonstration program shall be
12 located, provided that there shall be at least one urban and one rural
13 demonstration program.
14 2. Recovery supportive transportation services shall be provided to
15 ensure the individual is able to receive treatment, services and partic-
16 ipate in other activities that are a part of the individual's treatment
17 or necessary to help maintain stability to continue their recovery.
18 3. No later than January first, two thousand twenty-three, the commis-
19 sioner shall provide the governor, the temporary president of the
20 senate, the speaker of the assembly, and the chairs of the senate and
21 assembly committees on alcoholism and drug abuse with a written evalu-
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 ation of the demonstration program. Such evaluation shall, at a minimum,
2 address the overall effectiveness of such demonstration program, identi-
3 fy best practices for recovery supportive transportation services
4 provided under such demonstration program, and suggest any additional
5 recovery supportive services that may be appropriate within each type of
6 program operated, regulated, funded, or approved by the office and
7 address whether continuation or expansion of such demonstration program
8 is recommended. The written evaluation shall be made available on the
9 office's website.
10 § 2. This act shall take effect June 1, 2022.