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A09571 Summary:

Amd §19.17, Ment Hyg L
Limits the amount of addiction and substance abuse facilities to five within the jurisdiction of each community board in the city of New York.
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A09571 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 16, 2022
        Introduced  by M. of A. DICKENS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law,  in  relation  to  limiting  the
          amount  of addiction and substance abuse facilities in the city of New
          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 19.17 of the mental hygiene law,
     2  as  amended  by  chapter  596 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    (b) The commissioner shall establish the  areas  which  each  facility
     5  under his or her jurisdiction shall serve and the categories of patients
     6  which each such facility shall receive, retain, or treat. In cities with
     7  a  population of one million or more, the commissioner shall ensure that
     8  there are no more than five facilities operating pursuant to this  arti-
     9  cle  within  the  jurisdiction of each community board. The commissioner
    10  shall provide for priority of admission for persons whose children  have
    11  been  placed in foster care or are in jeopardy of being so placed pursu-
    12  ant to article ten of the family court act or article six of the  social
    13  services law.
    14    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    15  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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