Bill S2548-2013

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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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

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BILL NUMBER:S2548

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 duality 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 2011: S.1277/A.1481 (Duane/Roasenthal) Died in Senate and Assembly Mental Health Committee 2012: S.1277-A Reported out of Senate Mental Health Committee, Died in Rules (Duane) A.1481-A (Rosenthal) died in Assembly Mental Health Committee)

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 ________________________________________________________________________ 2548 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 18, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities 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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