Bill Text: NY A06471 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to reviewing suicide prevention programs periodically and making recommendations regarding cultural and linguistic competency and best practices for screening and interventions aimed at addressing suicide risk factors for minority groups and other underrepresented populations.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 25-5)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-07 - referred to mental health [A06471 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06471-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6471
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 7, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Mental Health
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to reviewing suicide
          prevention programs periodically
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 7.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
     2  a new subdivision (h) to read as follows:
     3    (h)  The  office shall periodically review suicide prevention programs
     4  established, licensed, certified, or funded by the office to ensure that
     5  the needs of individuals at risk of  suicide  are  being  met  and  make
     6  recommendations to improve such programs, which shall include but not be
     7  limited  to:  (1) cultural and linguistic competency; and (2) best prac-
     8  tices for screening and interventions aimed at addressing  suicide  risk
     9  factors for minority groups and other underrepresented populations.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08779-01-9
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