Bills Tracked During 2014 Legislative Session

Bills Tracked During 2014 Legislative Session:

 

For additional information on any of the bills below, go to NYS Senate Legislative Bill Search or the NYS Assembly Legislative Bill Search and enter the bill number.

 

The following bills from the 2014 Legislative Session were acted on by the Governor.

S7818, Young, Same as A10071, O’Donnell (signed into law December 29)
Relates to treatment plans for certain inmates who are receiving mental health services at or prior to the time of their anticipated release date.

A7909, Gunther, Same as S6183, Carlucci (signed into law December 17)
Grants employees of employers, which provide services pursuant to the mental hygiene law, protection from retaliatory actions for the reporting of certain violations

S7234B, Krueger, Same as A9610B, Gottfried (signed into law August 4)
Relates to the provision of maternal depression education, screening guidelines, and referrals for treatment

A9067, Millman, Same as S6858, Golden (signed into law August 11)
Relates to making chemical dependence counseling and referrals available in naturally occurring retirement communities

A9768A, Gunther, Same as S7481A, Hannon (signed into law August 11)
Requires providers of inpatient and/or outpatient services to mentally ill or developmental disabled persons to comply with operational standards

S7601B, Hannon, Same as A9966, Gottfried (signed into law August 11)
Includes representation on the New York state palliative care and education and training council of social workers and home care

 

Bills of Interest:

S02948, Hannon, No Same As Directs the commissioner of health to establish an opioid treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program.

S04623, Hannon, Same as A07003, Cusick Requires health insurance to cover drug and alcohol abuse and dependency treatment services.

S02558A, Golden, Same as A08591, Cymbrowitz Establishes the community chemical dependence services expansion program; provides funding for local governmental units for the provision of new and expanded chemical dependency services.

S06183, Carlucci, Same as A07909, Gunther  Grants employees of employers, which provide services pursuant to the mental hygiene law, protection from retaliatory actions for the reporting of certain violations.

S06207, Hannon, Same as A08494, Rosenthal Requires health insurers to offer coverage of health care provided by out-of-network providers.

S06226, Ritchie, Same as A06512, Ortiz Provides for fees for services rendered patients in state inpatient facilities pursuant to court orders to be paid by the county in which the court is located for the first thirty days.

S06309, Tkaczyk, Same as A01610A, Cymbrowitz Requires the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop training materials for health care providers and qualified health professionals, recognized by the office to enable the implementation of the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment program, regarding screening for alcoholism and chemical dependency.

S06361, Carlucci, Same as A01501-A, Gunther Includes individuals with a mental disease or defect as a victim under sexual abuse in the first degree.

S06363, Carlucci, A08517, Gunther Relates to community mental health reinvestment services; directs funding towards local mental health services that meet certain criteria; prohibits use of funds for capital projects; authorizes inspection of local government records related to grand spending; relates to facility closure and bed reduction; establishes fund which shall consist of moneys attributable to such closures and reductions.

S06365, Parker, No Same as Relates to establishing a crisis intervention team program.

S06378, Carlucci, Same as A00402, Magnarelli Establishes the health care practitioner hygienic dress code program within the department of health to address clothing, jewelry and identification tags worn by health care professionals that may cause infection, disease and bacteria in patients, visitors and the general public.

S06445, Rivera, Same as A05145, Gottfried Relates to insurer recovery from health care providers; provides that except where there is a reasonable belief of fraud or intentional misconduct, a health plan shall not determine an overpayment amount through the use of extrapolation except with the consent of the health care provider.

S06466, Perkins, Same as A08588, Aubrey  Restricts the use of segregated confinement and creates alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options; limits the length of time a person may be in segregated confinement and excludes certain persons from being placed in segregated confinement.

S06477, Hannon, Same as A08637, Dinowitz Relates to opioid overdose prevention.

S06607, Carlucci, Same as A08713, Lentol Relates to the creation of an acute psychiatric bed registry.

S06858, Golden, Same as A09067, Millman Relates to making chemical dependence counseling and referrals available in naturally occurring retirement communities.

S07014, Boyle, No Same As Amends Section 22.09 of the Mental Hygiene Law - relates to requests for emergency services for persons intoxicated, impaired or incapacitated by alcohol or substances.

S07101, Parker, No Same As Amends Section 19.09 of the Mental Hygiene Law - relates to a public awareness educational program on heroin; and makes an appropriation therefor.

S07102, Montgomery, No Same As Amends Section 3000-a of the Public Health Law - allows first responders to carry, and rehabilitation facilities to dispense, opioid antagonist drugs; makes an appropriation therefor.

S07103, Gipson, No Same As Requires health insurance to cover drug and alcohol abuse and dependency treatment services.

S07104, Tkaczyk, No Same As Creates the community opioid rehabilitation program services act and the opioid dependency services fund.

S07234, Krueger, Same As A09610, Gottfried Relates to the provision of maternal depression education, screening guidelines, and referrals for treatment.

S07339, Felder, Same As A02892, Clark Provides that out-of-home placement of child with emotional, behavioral or mental disorder, or a disability shall not be grounds for transfer of custody.

S07341, Ranzenhofer, Same As A09600, Brennan Relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions of law related to reform of charitable organizations.

S07369, Hannon, No Same As 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.

S07374, Bonacic, No Same As Relates to transitional care.

S07383, Tkaczyk, No Same As Provides that no medication prescribed in this state which has an increased risk of suicidal behavior in individuals shall be dispensed without consultation and other information.

S07420, Sanders, No Same As Relates to the performance of a study regarding homeless women who are veterans in the state of New York.

S07359, Espaillat, No Same As Relates to suicide prevention; provides that the office of mental health and the education department shall identify or develop materials for educators regarding suicide prevention measures and signs of depression among school-aged students; related information shall be available on the Internet and may be included in schools.

S07481, Hannon, No Same As Requires providers of inpatient and/or outpatient services to mentally ill or developmental disabled persons to comply with operational standards.

S07488, Young, No Same As Provides for the certification of psychologists to prescribe drugs.

S07500, Hannon, No Same As Requires health insurers to accept payments for coverage of health care from third parties.

S07501, Hannon, No Same As Requires health plans providing coverage under the affordable care act to, upon request of a health care provider, provide information on an enrollee’s eligibility during the grace period.

S07509, Boyle, No Same As Relates to the medical use of marijuana as a way to alleviate the suffering of individuals who have debilitating medical conditions.

S07523, Golden, No Same As Directs the office of children and family services to promulgate regulations establishing workload standards for child protective service employees.

S07548, Robach, Same As A08006-A, Simotis Relates to saliva swabs and chemical tests in certain cases.

S07558, Rivera, No Same As Requires general hospitals to develop and implement policies that assure equitable and consistent access to outpatient services as part of their community service plans.

S07559, Rivera, No Same As Establishes the high need primary care medical personnel demonstration program in the department of health.

S07601, Hannon, No Same As Includes representation on the New York state palliative care and education and training council of social workers, home care and health coverage plans; directs such council to examine and make recommendations relating to palliative care education and training at schools of nursing and social work.

S07650, Carlucci, No Same As To create a demonstration program to provide heroin and opioid addiction wraparound services to adolescents and adults who have entered and successfully complete treatment programs.

S07654, Boyle, No Same As This bill will increase awareness about heroin and opioid addiction.

S07660, Hannon, No Same As To require health care professionals authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete medical education on pain management, palliative care, and addition.

S07661, Hannon, No Same As Allows for the possession and use of an opioid antagonist (naloxone) in schools to assist a person believed to be experiencing on opioid overdoes and provides such schools with good Samaritan protections against criminal, civil and administrative liability.

S07662, Seward, No Same As This legislation clarifies that health insurance coverage must provide for substance abuse disorder treatment services improves the utilization review process for determining such insurance coverage and requires insurers to continue to provide coverage throughout the entire appeals process.

A09678, Brook-Krasny, No Same As Makes care and services provided by licensed mental health counselors eligible for coverage under the Medicaid program.