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File #: Int 1190-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of social services and the dept of homeless services to provide drug treatment services.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 10/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of social services and the department of homeless services to provide drug treatment services
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Diana Ayala , Mark Levine, Justin L. Brannan, Andrew Cohen, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: In an effort to combat the City’s opioid epidemic, this bill requires that department of social services to offer access to drug treatment services at all HASA facilities and requires the department of homeless services to offer access to drug treatment services at all shelters.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1190, 2. Int. No. 1190, 3. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 10/2/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 10/2/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/2/19
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Int. No. 1190

 

By Council Members Levin, Ayala, Levine, Brannan, Cohen, Ampry-Samuel and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of social services and the department of homeless services to provide drug treatment services

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-129.1 to read as follows:

§ 21-129.1 Drug treatment services. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Buprenorphine. The term “buprenorphine” means a semi-synthetic opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction that can be prescribed for take home use.

HASA facility. The term “HASA facility” means single room occupancy hotels or congregate facilities managed by a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. The department shall provide drug treatment services at all HASA facilities.

c. Such services shall include, but not be limited to:

1. Individual counseling by a certified mental health professional;

2. Group counseling by a certified peer educator;

3. On-site access to buprenorphine or other widely accepted medication to combat opioid addiction pursuant to state and federal law; and

4. On-site access to at least one physician or physician assistant familiar with treating opioid misuse and certified to prescribe buprenorphine or other widely accepted medication to combat opioid addiction pursuant to state and federal law, unless a HASA facility can demonstrate that a nearby healthcare facility can provide access to such physician, by demonstrating that:

(a) Healthcare providers from the healthcare facility regularly visit the HASA facility and provide treatment services to its residents; and

(b) A coordinator is designated to communicate between the HASA facility and the healthcare facility to ensure ease of service to residents seeking treatment. 

d. The department shall post conspicuously on its website, in simple and understandable terms, the drug treatment and counseling services available at each HASA facility.

Section 2. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-323 to read as follows:

§ 21-323 Drug treatment services. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Buprenorphine. The term “buprenorphine” means a semi-synthetic opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction that can be prescribed for take home use.

Shelter. The term “shelter” means temporary emergency housing provided to homeless individuals by the department or by a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. The department shall provide drug treatment services at all shelters.

c. Such services shall include, but not be limited to:

1. Individual counseling by a certified mental health professional;

2. Group counseling by a certified peer educator;

3. On-site access to buprenorphine or other widely accepted medication to combat opioid addiction pursuant to state and federal law; and

4. On-site access to at least one physician or physician assistant familiar with treating opioid misuse and certified to prescribe buprenorphine or other widely accepted medication to combat opioid addiction pursuant to state and federal law, unless a shelter can demonstrate that a nearby healthcare facility can provide access to such physician, by demonstrating that:

(a) Healthcare providers from the facility regularly visit the shelter and provide treatment services to its residents; and

(b) A coordinator is designated to communicate between the shelter and the healthcare facility to ensure ease of service to residents seeking treatment. 

d. The department shall post conspicuously on its website, in simple and understandable terms, the drug treatment and counseling services available at each shelter.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSY/SIL

LS # 5643

8/7/2018