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File #: Int 1513-2019    Version: Name: Mental health treatment for transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and intersex individuals.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 4/18/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to mental health treatment for transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and intersex individuals
Sponsors: Diana Ayala , Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Margaret S. Chin, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require all department facilities housing transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex individuals to have access to comprehensive mental health treatment, and require relevant staff to have specialized training on working with these populations.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1513-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1513, 3. Int. No. 1513, 4. April 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 5/1/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 5/1/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 5/1/19, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-19, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1513-A - 6/27/19, 10. Committee Report 6/26/19, 11. Hearing Transcript 6/26/19, 12. June 26, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement
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Int. No. 1513-A

 

By Council Members Ayala, Kallos, Rosenthal, Chin and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to mental health treatment for transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and intersex individuals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-158 to read as follows:

§ 9-158 Mental health treatment for transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and intersex individuals The department shall ensure that any housing unit where transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and intersex individuals are housed has access to the same mental health treatment as units housing other incarcerated individuals.

§ 2. Subdivision a of section 9-145 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new definition of “correctional health services” in alphabetical order to read as follows:

Correctional health services. The term “correctional health services” means the entity responsible for the delivery of health and mental health services to incarcerated individuals in the custody of the department.

§ 3. Section 9-145 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 123 for the year 2016, is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:

e. Transgender care. Correctional health services shall ensure that all medical and substance abuse professionals working with transgender individuals receive specialized training on transgender and gender-affirming care conducted by an individual or organization with expertise in the subject.

§ 4. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

AS

LS 10,261

6/18/2019, 5:22 PM