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A09563 Summary:

BILL NOA09563A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07207
 
SPONSORGunther
 
COSPNSRSepulveda, Colton
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 7.17, Ment Hyg L
 
Relates to requirements for notice to local governments, community organizations and other interested parties of the potential for significant service reductions at certain state-operated hospitals.
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A09563 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9563A
 
SPONSOR: Gunther
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to notice to local governments of the potential for significant service reductions at certain state-operated hospitals   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation provides that the notice of closure for significant reductions at state operated hospitals and state operated research institutes be at least twelve months and at most twenty-four months prior to commencing such service reduction.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds language that states that notice of reductions be between twelve and twenty-four months prior to commencing such service reductions. Section 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: This legislation seeks to add a degree of certainty to the mechanism by which notice must be given. Current law allows for notice to be given at least twelve months prior, however there is no maximum time frame. Not having a maximum timeframe leaves open-endedness and uncertainty.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A09563 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         9563--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 23, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Mental Health -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to notice to local
          governments of the potential for  significant  service  reductions  at
          certain state-operated hospitals

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph 3 of subdivision  (e)  of  section  7.17  of  the
     2  mental  hygiene  law,  as  amended by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    3. provide for a mechanism which may reasonably be expected to provide
     5  notice to local governments,  community  organizations,  employee  labor
     6  organizations, managerial and confidential employees, consumer and advo-
     7  cacy  groups of the potential for significant service reductions at such
     8  state-operated hospitals and state-operated research institutes at least
     9  twelve months and at most twenty-four months prior  to  commencing  such
    10  service  reduction,  provided,  however,  that this requirement shall be
    11  deemed satisfied with respect to reductions at Central Islip Psychiatric
    12  Center, Gowanda Psychiatric Center, Harlem  Valley  Psychiatric  Center,
    13  Kings  Park Psychiatric Center, Willard Psychiatric Center and Manhattan
    14  Children's Psychiatric Center; and
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
    16  any  notice issued pursuant to paragraph 3 of subdivision (e) of section
    17  7.17 of the mental hygiene law prior to the effective date of  this  act
    18  shall expire twelve months from the effective date of this act.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14154-02-8
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