File #: Int 0793-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to report on referrals to assisted outpatient treatment programs.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction
On agenda: 10/27/2022
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 report on referrals to assisted outpatient treatment programs
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Farah N. Louis, Kristin Richardson Jordan
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report how many times city agencies and hospitals submit referrals for individuals to assisted outpatient treatment programs under the state law known as Kendra’s Law, including the number of petitions filed for such referrals and the number of resulting court orders.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 793, 2. Int. No. 793, 3. October 27, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-27-22

Int. No. 793

 

By Council Members Holden, Louis and Richardson Jordan

 

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 report on referrals to assisted outpatient treatment programs

 

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 17-200.1 to read as follows:

§ 17-200.1 Report on referrals to an assisted outpatient treatment program. a. No later than February 1, 2023, and quarterly thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and shall post conspicuously on the department’s website a report regarding the number of times any agency or hospital initiated a petition to assisted outpatient treatment pursuant to paragraph (e) of section 9.60 of the mental hygiene law.

b. The report required by subdivision a of this section shall include:

1. The list of agencies and hospitals that referred any individual to an assisted outpatient treatment program;

2. The number of petitions filed and petitions granted for each entity that appears on the list required by paragraph 1 of this subdivision.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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