File #: Int 1241-2023    Version: Name: Requiring the commissioner of veterans’ services to submit an annual report on the provision of mental health services by city agencies to veterans.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 11/2/2023
Enactment date: 1/20/2024 Law number: 2024/039
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the commissioner of veterans' services to submit an annual report on the provision of mental health services by city agencies to veterans
Sponsors: Mercedes Narcisse, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Farah N. Louis, Althea V. Stevens, Shahana K. Hanif, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Marjorie Velázquez, Alexa Avilés, Tiffany Cabán, Julie Won, James F. Gennaro, Eric Dinowitz
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) to submit to the speaker of the council, the mayor, and post on its website a report on mental health services provided by city agencies to veterans. The report will identify each agency that provides, directly or by contract, mental health services to veterans and include information on the number of veterans who requested mental health services from such agency, disaggregated by type of mental health service sought; the number of veterans who received mental health services from such agency; a summary of the methods of communication used by the agency to provide information on those mental health services; and a description of the mental health services provided by such agency to veterans.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1241-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1241, 3. Int. No. 1241, 4. November 2, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-2-23, 6. Committee Report 11/30/23, 7. Hearing Testimony 11/30/23, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/30/23, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1241-A - 12/13/23, 10. Committee Report 12/20/23, 11. Hearing Transcript 12/20/23, 12. December 20, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-20-23, 14. Int. No. 1241-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/20/2024AMercedes Narcisse Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2024AMercedes Narcisse City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AMercedes Narcisse City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AMercedes Narcisse City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Mercedes Narcisse Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Mercedes Narcisse Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Mercedes Narcisse Committee on Veterans Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AMercedes Narcisse Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2023*Mercedes Narcisse Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2023*Mercedes Narcisse Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2023*Mercedes Narcisse City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2023*Mercedes Narcisse City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1241-A

 

By Council Members Narcisse, Gutiérrez, Louis, Stevens, Hanif, Sanchez, Velázquez, Avilés, Cabán, Won, Gennaro and Dinowitz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the commissioner of veterans’ services to submit an annual report on the provision of mental health services by city agencies to veterans

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 31 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 31-115 to read as follows:

§ 31-115 Report on mental health services for veterans.

a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Mental health services. The term “mental health services” means in-person or telehealth services including, but not limited to: (i) psychotherapy services; (ii) emotional and psychological counseling; (iii) psychiatric assessments to diagnose mental illness, conduct diagnosis follow-up, or coordinate clinical treatment plans; (iv) liaising with or providing referrals to emergency medical or psychiatric care providers; or (v) medication monitoring or management.

Veteran. The term “veteran” has the same meaning as set forth in section 3101 of the charter.

b. No later than December 15, 2024, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and the mayor and post on the website of the department a report on mental health services provided by agencies to veterans. Such report shall identify each agency that provides, directly or by contract, such services to veterans and shall include, for the preceding fiscal year, the following information for each agency:

1. The number of veterans who requested mental health services from such agency, disaggregated, to the extent practicable, by the type of mental health service sought;

2. The number of such veterans who received mental health services from such agency;

3. A summary of any methods of communication used by such agency to provide information about mental health services to veterans, including, but not limited to, advertisements, pamphlets, brochures, posters, flyers, hotlines, webpages, in-person communications, electronic mail, social media, or other web application; and

4. A description of the mental health services provided by such agency to veterans.

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

 

 

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LS 10205 (Int. 1582-2019)