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File #: Int 1833-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to implement an outreach campaign regarding court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment pursuant to the mental hygiene law and to provide assistance in filing a petition for assisted outpatient treatment.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction
On agenda: 12/19/2019
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 health and mental hygiene to implement an outreach campaign regarding court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment pursuant to the mental hygiene law and to provide assistance in filing a petition for assisted outpatient treatment
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Justin L. Brannan, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to implement a campaign to inform the public about assisted outpatient treatment ordered by a court pursuant to section 9.60 of the New York State mental hygiene law, also known as Kendra’s Law, which allows certain people, including family members, to petition a court to mandate outpatient treatment for a person suffering from mental illness if certain criteria are satisfied. DOHMH would also be required to provide assistance to individuals who wish to file a Kendra’s Law petition in court, including guidance on how to complete the petition.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1833, 2. Int. No. 1833, 3. December 19, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 19, 2019

Int. No. 1833

 

By Council Members Holden, Brannan and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to implement an outreach campaign regarding court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment pursuant to the mental hygiene law and to provide assistance in filing a petition for assisted outpatient treatment

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.12 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.12 Assisted outpatient treatment; public outreach. a. The department of health and mental hygiene shall implement a public information and outreach campaign designed to inform the public about assisted outpatient treatment ordered by a court pursuant to section 9.60 of the mental hygiene law. Such campaign shall include information about the assistance provided by the department pursuant to subdivision b.

b. The department shall provide assistance to individuals who wish to initiate a petition to the court for assisted outpatient treatment pursuant to section 9.60 of the mental hygiene law. Such assistance shall include guidance on how to complete and file such petition.

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

 

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