Bill Text: NY A02204 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to directing all hospitals and medical professionals to inquire whether a patient has previously participated in in-patient or out-patient services and to report such findings to the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-8)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-22 - referred to alcoholism and drug abuse [A02204 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02204-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          2204
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KIM,  RAIA, HEVESI, FITZPATRICK, BRAUNSTEIN,
          ORTIZ, NIOU, ZEBROWSKI, CROUCH, PALMESANO,  JONES,  JAFFEE,  WILLIAMS,
          McDONOUGH,  CARROLL,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  CRESPO,  GIGLIO,  JEAN-PIERRE, RA,
          D'URSO, BLAKE, STECK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BLANKENBUSH,
          HYNDMAN, LIFTON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Alcohol-
          ism and Drug Abuse
        AN  ACT  to  direct  all  hospitals  and  medical professionals treating
          patients for a drug overdose to inquire whether the patient has previ-
          ously participated in either an in-patient  or  out-patient  rehabili-
          tation  program,  and  to  report their findings to the New York state
          office of alcoholism and substance abuse services (OASAS)
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
     2  the "Christina O'Donnell act".
     3    § 2. All hospitals and medical professionals treating patients  for  a
     4  drug  overdose shall be required to inquire whether a patient has previ-
     5  ously participated in either an in-patient or out-patient rehabilitation
     6  program. All findings shall be reported to the New York state office  of
     7  alcoholism and substance abuse services (OASAS).
     8    §    3.    All    hospitals,    medical    professionals    and   drug
     9  treatment/rehabilitation  centers  shall  be  required  to  report  case
    10  details  to  OASAS  for any applicant that they deny addiction treatment
    11  to. Such case details shall include the written reason why the applicant
    12  was denied treatment, including  applicants  who  were  unable  to  gain
    13  placement on a waiting list to receive treatment.
    14    § 4. The office of court administration shall report to OASAS:
    15    a. the number of defendants that have been sentenced to drug treatment
    16  services;
    17    b.  how  many of those defendants have been required to participate in
    18  an in-patient program; and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03813-01-9

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     1    c. how many of those defendants have been required to  participate  in
     2  an out-patient program.
     3    §  5. The commissioner of OASAS, or his or her designee, shall publish
     4  a report, available to the general public, on its findings including but
     5  not limited to:
     6    a. the total number of reported overdoses reported  by  hospitals  and
     7  medical professionals and office of court administration;
     8    b.  the  total  number of overdose patients who have participated in a
     9  rehabilitation program before;
    10    c. whether the rehabilitation program that they participated in was an
    11  in-patient or out-patient program; and
    12    d. all information required by section three of this act.
    13    § 6. The commissioner's report shall be filed within one year  of  the
    14  effective date of this act, unless the commissioner of OASAS requests in
    15  writing,  an  extension  of time. The commissioner shall then conduct an
    16  outreach program to inform local governments, private organizations  and
    17  the public regarding the finding of such report.
    18    § 7. This act shall take effect immediately.
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