Bill S1277A-2011

Authorizes a certified psychologist or a certified nurse practitioner, in addition to other authorized individuals, to make a recommendation of the type of residence

Authorizes a certified psychologist or a certified nurse practitioner, in addition to other authorized individuals, to make a recommendation of the type of residence in which a patient is to live upon release into the community.

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Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 12, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 11, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 6, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.1139
  • May 11, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 1277A
  • May 11, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • Jan 6, 2011: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities - Jun 6, 2012
Ayes (9): McDonald, Ball, Bonacic, Seward, Zeldin, Huntley, Duane, Peralta, Klein
Ayes W/R (1): Hannon

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1277A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the discharge and release of patients into the community

PURPOSE: To allow certified psychiatric nurse practitioners the ability to refer housing services to patients.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section One of the bill amends paragraph 2 of subdivision (g) of section 29.15 of the mental hygiene law, as amended by chapter 433 of the laws of 1976 to read that a specific recommendation made by either the certified psychologist or a certified nurse practitioner of the type of residence in which the patient is to live and a listing of the services available to the patient in such residence.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, there is confusion as to whether or not certified psychiatric nurse practitioners have the ability to refer patients to residences and other housing services. This confusion brings a disruption to the quality of service and inconsistent level of care for patients,

It is only right that certified psychiatric nurse practitioners, who already have the ability to prescribe medication, have the ability to refer housing services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2006: S.5935, Died in Rules 2007-08: S.1881, Died in Mental Health 2009: S.1344 (Duane), Died in Mental Health 2010: S.1344 (Duane), Died in Mental Health; A.11084 (Rosenthal), Died in Mental Health

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None or negligible.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None or negligible.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1277--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 6, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. DUANE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities -- recommitted to the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the discharge and release of patients into the community THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (g) of section 29.15 of the mental hygiene law, as amended by chapter 433 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows: 2. a specific recommendation of the type of residence in which the patient is to live and a listing of the services available to the patient in such residence MADE BY THE CERTIFIED PSYCHOLOGIST, CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER OR OTHER INDIVIDUAL AUTHORIZED TO MAKE SUCH RECOMMEN- DATION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.

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