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File #: Int 0932-2015    Version: Name: Requiring information on mental health services in shelters.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 9/30/2015
Enactment date: 7/22/2017 Law number: 2017/115
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring information on mental health services in shelters
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Margaret S. Chin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Mathieu Eugene, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Andrew Cohen, Corey D. Johnson, Barry S. Grodenchik, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Ruben Wills
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: The bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to provide to the City Council and to post on its website an annual report regarding mental health services provided to individuals and families in the shelter system. The report would include the number of shelters with on-site services and a description of the available services, a description of the mental health services available at intake facilities and the availability of mental health services to the unsheltered population, including the number of individuals who are removed pursuant to the State Mental Hygeine Law. The bill would also require DHS to include in the report the most commonly occurring mental health issues among adults and children in the shelter system.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 932-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 932, 4. Int. No. 932, 5. September 30, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 11/21/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 11/21/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/21/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 932-A - 6/15/17, 10. Committee Report 6/20/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 6/20/17, 12. June 21, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-21-17, 15. Int. No. 932-A (FINAL), 16. Letter to Mayor, 17. Local Law 115, 18. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of June 6, 2017 held on June 21, 2017, 19. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 21, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/22/2017AStephen T. Levin Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017AStephen T. Levin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017AStephen T. Levin City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017AStephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/21/2016*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/21/2016*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/21/2016*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/21/2016*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 932-A

 

By Council Members Levin, Chin, Cumbo, Eugene, Koo, Rose, Cohen, Johnson, Grodenchik, Menchaca, Kallos and Wills

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring information on mental health services in shelters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 21-317 of chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by a local law for year 2017 amending the administrative code of the City of New York relating to requiring information on medical health services in shelters, as proposed in introduction number 929-A, is amended by adding new subdivisions c and d to read as follows:

c. Not later than September 1, 2018, and no later than September 1 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on its website a report regarding information on mental health services provided to homeless individuals for the preceding calendar year. The first such report shall be preliminary, and limited to the data reasonably available to the department for the preceding calendar year. Such reports shall include, but not be limited to, the following information and shall be disaggregated by whether such mental health services are provided to single adults, adult families, or families with children:

1. The number of shelters, domestic violence shelters, and HASA facilities with on-site mental health services and a description of such services, as well as the total number of shelters, domestic violence shelters and HASA facilities;

2. A description of the mental health services in each intake center;

3. A description of the mental health services provided at drop-in centers and safe havens;

4. A description of the mental health services provided to the unsheltered homeless population directly and by referral, including the number of removals initiated pursuant to section 9.58 of the mental hygiene law;

5. A list of the 10 most common mental health issues for adults living in shelters, as self-reported at intake/assessment, and the 10 most common mental health issues for children living in shelters, as self-reported at intake/assessment;

6. A list of the 10 most common mental health issues for adults living in shelters and the 10 most common mental health issues for children living in shelters, as reported by providers under contract or similar agreement with the department to provide mental health services; and

7. Any metrics relevant to the provision of mental health services reported to the department by any entity providing such services.

d. No information that is required to be reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner that would violate any applicable provision of federal, state or local law relating to the privacy of information respecting individuals in shelter.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York relating to requiring information on medical health services in shelters, as proposed in introduction number 929-A for the year 2015, takes effect.

 

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