Bills of Interest from the 2016 Legislative Session

Bills of Interest from the 2016 Legislative Session

 

S6380, CARLUCCI, No Same As
Relates to training for staff in residential mental health treatment units programs inside correctional facilities.

S6421, FUNKE, No Same As
Relates to retroactive enrollment in child health insurance plans; repealer.

S6432, MARCHIONE, No Same As
Establishes the class B felony of criminal sale of a controlled substance upon the grounds of a drug or alcohol treatment center.

A9047, Cook (MS), No Same As
Relates to the investigation of child abuse and maltreatment in foster family homes.

S6478, RITCHIE, No Same As
Requires insurance companies to provide at least ninety days of rehabilitation services to an insured upon a doctor’s prescription.

S6480, RITCHIE, No Same As
Allows the granting of academic credit at state operated institutions to veterans, members of the military, and reservists.

A308, Rosenthal (MS), No Same As
Relates to witnesses to a health care proxy and the crime of forgery in the second degree.

A2918, Pretlow, No Same As
Prohibits approved providers of child health insurance coverage from discriminating against health care providers not participating in the insurers network.

A9104, Gunther, Same as S 6322 RANZENHOFER
Relates to authorizing alcohol and substance abuse treatment in another jurisdiction for defendants in judicial diversion programs or other judicially sanctioned programs.

S6516, AMEDORE, No Same As
Requires the reporting of the distribution and use of opioid antagonists.

S6542, SANDERS, Same as A 4113 Titus
Relates to homeless shelters for adults.

A2036, Pretlow (MS), No Same As
Relates to conforming and improving the process for determining incapacity.

A3866, Brennan, No Same As
Relates to the right to counsel for persons who receive services through the office of mental health or the office for people with developmental disabilities for certain investigations.

A6936, Clark, No Same As
Relates to health care agents, decisions under the family care decisions act and non-hospital orders not to resuscitate.

A6983A, McDonald, Same as S 4721-A HANNON
Directs the commissioner of health and superintendent of financial services to establish a standard prior authorization request for a utilization review of prescription drug coverage.

S616, BOYLE, Same as A 4370 Cusick
Creates “Robin’s law”; relates to mental health and chemical dependence outpatient treatment of sex offenders.

S2465, RITCHIE, Same as A 5846 Ortiz
Relates to fees for services rendered patients in state inpatient facilities pursuant to court orders.

S4973A ORTT, No Same As
Relates to the release of patient records by the office of mental health.

S5780, CROCI, Same as A 8198 DenDekker
Relates to establishing the veterans home and community based care pilot program.

S5983, MURPHY, Same as A 8314 Gunther
Requires the universal coding and electronic payment of medical assistance claims for mental health or substance abuse disorder services.

S6091A HANNON, Same as A 8601 McDonald
Provides that the initial prescription or dispensing of a controlled substance for acute pain shall be limited to a 3 – 10 day supply.

A9211, Stirpe, Same as S 6478-A RITCHIE
Requires insurance companies to provide at least ninety days of rehabilitation services to an insured upon a doctor’s prescription.

A9236, McDonald, Same as S 5824 LANZA
Provides for the certification of psychologists to prescribe drugs.

S6674, AKSHAR, No Same As
Enacts the “freeze unsafe closures now act” to delay the closure and consolidation of state facilities operated by the office of mental health and the office for people with developmental disabilities.

A9299, Crespo, Same as S 6234-B HAMILTON
Relates to mandatory continuing education for teachers relating to mental health issues

S6753, HAMILTON, Same as A 9060 Crespo
Directs the commissioner of education to require teachers colleges to provide a course of instruction in mental health first aid prior to each student’s graduation

A9604, Giglio (MS), No Same As
Requires health insurance coverage for substance use disorder treatment services.

A9619, Graf (MS), No Same As
Relates to involuntary substance abuse admission procedures.

A9620, Gunther, No Same As
Requires the commissioner of mental health to develop detailed definitions of degrees of injuries that may result from attacks by persons confined to state forensic psychiatric centers.

S7067, SAVINO, Same as A 9477 Harris
Makes care and services provided by licensed mental health counselors eligible for coverage under the Medicaid program.

A4008, Tenney, Same as S 1901 BONACIC
Relates to the judicial diversion program for alcohol and substance abuse offenders.

A9553, Gottfried, Same as S 7000 SAVINO
Relates to regulations governing the use of medical marijuana and creating an advisory committee.

A9559 Aubry, No Same As
Conforms the definition of an inmate with a serious mental illness to the definition of “person with a serious mental illness” in the mental hygiene law.

A9472, Harris (MS), Same as A 3070 Titone, S 6589 ESPAILLAT
Regulates the establishment and location of methadone treatment centers.

A9477, Harris (MS), No Same As
Makes care and services provided by licensed mental health counselors eligible for coverage under the Medicaid program.

A9484, Steck, No Same As
Imposes a duty to protect upon mental health practitioners; requires mental health practitioner to make timely and reasonable efforts to reduce or eliminate the risk of harm.

A9501 Steck, Same as S 6248-A ORTT
Relates to emergency intervention for persons impaired by chemical substances.

A9507 Gottfried (MS), Same as S7250 RIVERA
Relates to organizations registered to sell, deliver, distribute or dispense medical marijuana.

A9510 Gottfried (MS), No Same As
Relates to practitioners authorized to prescribe medical marijuana.

A9514 Gottfried (MS), Same as S7249 RIVERA
Relates to authorizing the use of medical marijuana for severe chronic pain.

A9517 Gottfried (MS), Same as S7251 RIVERA
Relates to forms of marijuana authorized for medical use

A9673 Sepulveda, Same as S 6912-A HAMILTON
Directs the office of mental health to establish the urban youth gun violence reduction pilot program and appropriates $12,000,000 therefor.

S7101 HAMILTON, No Same As
Requires licensed social workers in each elementary, intermediate, middle, junior high and senior high school.

A9794 Graf, No Same As
Relates to the improvement and operation of sober living homes.

A9796 Benedetto, Same as S 6758-A SANDERS
Relates to the site selection of community facilities in cities with a population of one million or more.

A9797 Saladino, Same as S7319 VENDITTO
Relates to requiring health insurance coverage for drug and alcohol abuse and dependency treatment services.

A9822 Arroyo, No Same As
Authorizes and directs the commissioner of health to research the availability of any test used to determine the presence of synthetic marijuana and/or cannabinoids in a person’s system.

S7292 MARCHIONE, Same as A 9505 McLaughlin
Relates to requiring the compilation of the number of deaths by opioid overdose.

A9841 Solages, No Same As
Requires patient’s health home to use the adverse childhood experience questionnaire in assessing the patient’s health risks.

S7317 MURPHY, No Same As
Prohibits managed care providers, under the medical assistance program, from requiring prior authorization for the dispensing of buprenorphine for treatment of opioid addiction.

S7322 SANDERS, No Same As
Relates to providing a help/crisis line to assist veterans.

S7337 AKSHAR, No Same As
Relates to prescribing opioids to a minor.

S3989A CROCI, Same as A 7933 Thiele
Creates a sober living task force.

A10118 Rosenthal, No Same As
Relates to the preparation of educational materials to be provided to health care providers to be disseminated to individuals with confirmed or suspected substance use disorders.

A10119 Rosenthal, No Same As
Relates to the heroin and opioid addiction wraparound demonstration services program.

S7611 MARCELLINO, Same as A 9938 Nolan
Requires the commissioner of education to promulgate regulations to establish a school certificate title for certain school mental health practitioners.

S7612 ORTT, No Same As
Relates to a cost of living adjustment for designated human services for the purpose of establishing rates of payments.

S7627 ORTT, No Same As
Relates to notice of the potential for significant service reductions to persons with mental illness.

S7634 CROCI, No Same As
Grants mental health practitioners the authority to diagnose in certain United States veterans administration facilities.

A10062 Russell, No Same As
Requires certain information pertaining to opioid overdose to be made available to the public.

A10066 Richardson, No Same As
Relates to coverage for maternal depression screenings.

S7584 ORTT, Same as A 7226-A Gunther
Relates to the authority of the justice center to visit, inspect and appraise the management of out-of-state schools or facilities.

A10192 Titus, No Same As
Relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions requiring a report detailing local social services districts’ efforts to prevent, identify, and address homelessness.

A10237 Rosenthal, No Same As
Requires insurers providing coverage of medications and prescription drugs for opioid addiction, to provide coverage of such medications and drugs during the entire period they are prescribed.

S7663 ORTT, No Same As
Relates to funding for free-standing mental health clinics for uncompensated care pool funding.

A10284 DenDekker, Same as S 7634 CROCI
Grants mental health practitioners the authority to diagnose in certain United States veterans administration facilities; repealer.

A10294 Rosenthal, Same as S 7301 AMEDORE
Requires persons providing substance abuse treatment or counseling to complete training in medication assisted treatment.

S7889 COMRIE, No Same As
Directs the commissioner of mental health to issue a review and report regarding certain facilities.