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File #: Int 1800-2017    Version: * Name: Creating a mental health coordinator to inform city employees about mental health support and services.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services
On agenda: 12/19/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a mental health coordinator to inform city employees about mental health support and services
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the creation of a mental health coordinator in each city agency to assist and perform outreach to city employees with mental health need.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1800, 2. Int. No. 1800, 3. December 19, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1800

 

By Council Members Cumbo and Cohen 

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a mental health coordinator to inform city employees about mental health support and services

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 12 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 12-140 to read as follows:

                     § 12-140 Mental health coordinator. a. The head of each agency, in consultation with the mayor’s office for people with disabilities, shall designate an employee as such agency’s mental health coordinator.

                     b. Such mental health coordinator shall assist each agency in coordinating such agency’s efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal, state, and local laws and regulations concerning accessibility and support for city employees with mental health needs.

                     c. Such mental health coordinator shall perform outreach to employees of the city about mental health services and support services available to such employees, including but not limited to the employee assistance program.

                     § 2. This local law shall take effect in 120 days.

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