Relates to the heroin and opioid addiction wraparound services demonstration program; empowers the commissioner to develop a heroin and opioid addiction wraparound services demonstration program for adolescents and adults who have entered and successfully completed treatment programs; provides that the program shall remain available to these individuals at least nine months after the completion of such program; identifies five relevant jurisdictions, as well as a best-practice model to deliver relevant services, and the commissioner shall provide a written evaluation of the demonstration program.
Ayes (59): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Hassell-Thomps, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the heroin and opioid addiction wraparound services demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
PURPOSE: To create a demonstration program to provide wraparound services to adolescents and adults who have entered and successfully complete treatment programs.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the public health law by adding a new section 22.13 which requires the commissioner of the department of health in consultation with the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services and office of mental health to create a wraparound services demonstration program which will provide these services to adolescents and adults for nine months after the successful completion of a treatment program. These services shall be in the form of case management or referral services and include but not limited to:
* Education; * Peer to peer support groups; * Social services and family services and counseling; * Employment support and counseling; * Transportation assistance; * Medical services; * Legal services; * Financial services; and * Childcare services.
Section 2 is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Wraparound services generally refer to a complete and comprehensive method of providing services to have the greatest impact on the individual who is receiving such services. This legislation would require the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to expand their existing case management services and to build relationships in communities across the state to provide services that will allow for them to provide services to their clients that will greatly improve their quality of life and greatly reduce the likelihood of a person relapsing.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed three years after such effective date.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7650 IN SENATE May 23, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sens. CARLUCCI, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, FELDER, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, HANNON, LANZA, LARKIN, LITTLE, MARCELLINO, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, ROBACH, SAVINO, SEWARD, VALESKY, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the heroin and opioid addiction wraparound services demonstration program; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 22.13 to read as follows: S 22.13 HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION WRAPAROUND SERVICES DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, WITHIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS, SHALL DEVELOP A HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION WRAPAROUND SERVICES DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE WRAPAROUND SERVICES TO ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS WHO HAVE ENTERED AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TREATMENT PROGRAMS, AND SHALL REMAIN AVAILABLE TO THEM FOR NINE MONTHS AFTER COMPLETION OF SUCH TREATMENT PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL IDENTIFY AND ESTABLISH UP TO FIVE RURAL OR SUBURBAN HIGH-NEEDS JURISDICTIONS IN THE STATE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. 2. THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE WRAPAROUND SERVICES WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, CASE MANAGEMENT OR REFERRAL SERVICES PERTAINING TO: (A) EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES; (B) PEER TO PEER SUPPORT GROUPS; (C) SOCIAL SERVICES AND FAMILY SERVICES AND COUNSELING; (D) EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT AND COUNSELING; (E) TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE; (F) MEDICAL SERVICES; (G) LEGAL SERVICES;EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. S LBD14940-05-4 S. 7650 2
(H) FINANCIAL SERVICES; AND (I) CHILDCARE SERVICES. 3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESI- DENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE WITH A REPORT AND RECOM- MENDATIONS OF THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed 3 years after such effective date.