A10644 Summary:

BILL NOA10644
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08769
 
SPONSORGunther
 
COSPNSRJean-Pierre, Santabarbara
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 7.24, Ment Hyg L
 
Requires the office of mental health to develop educational materials on effective discharge planning of individuals with a mental health disorder who are discharged from a hospital and provide such materials to general hospitals across the state.
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A10644 Actions:

BILL NOA10644
 
05/10/2018referred to mental health
05/31/2018reported referred to codes
06/11/2018reported referred to ways and means
06/13/2018reported referred to rules
06/14/2018reported
06/14/2018rules report cal.234
06/14/2018ordered to third reading rules cal.234
06/18/2018substituted by s8769
 S08769 AMEND= ORTT
 05/15/2018REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
 05/31/2018REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
 06/14/2018COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/14/2018ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1805
 06/14/2018PASSED SENATE
 06/14/2018DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/14/2018referred to ways and means
 06/18/2018substituted for a10644
 06/18/2018ordered to third reading rules cal.234
 06/18/2018passed assembly
 06/18/2018returned to senate
 11/27/2018DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 12/07/2018SIGNED CHAP.391
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A10644 Committee Votes:

MENTAL HEALTH Chair:Gunther DATE:05/31/2018AYE/NAY:11/0 Action: Favorable refer to committee Codes
GuntherAyeMillerAye
JaffeeAyeErrigoAye
RodriguezExcusedWalshAye
BarrettAye
Jean-PierreAye
RichardsonExcused
SantabarbaraAye
MillerAye
De La RosaAye
FernandezAye

CODES Chair:Lentol DATE:06/11/2018AYE/NAY:20/0 Action: Favorable refer to committee Ways and Means
LentolAyeCurranAye
SchimmingerAyeGiglioAye
PretlowAyeMontesanoAye
CookAyeMorinelloAye
CymbrowitzAyePalumboAye
TitusAyeGarbarinoAye
O'DonnellExcused
LavineAye
PerryAye
ZebrowskiExcused
AbinantiAye
WeprinAye
MosleyAye
HevesiAye
FahyAye
SeawrightAye

WAYS AND MEANS Chair:Weinstein DATE:06/13/2018AYE/NAY:31/0 Action: Favorable refer to committee Rules
WeinsteinAyeOaksAye
LentolAyeCrouchAye
SchimmingerAyeBarclayAye
GanttExcusedFitzpatrickAye
GlickAyeHawleyAye
NolanAyeMalliotakisAye
PretlowAyeWalterAye
PerryAyeMontesanoAye
ColtonAyeCurranAye
CookAyeRaAye
CahillAye
AubryAye
HooperExcused
ThieleAye
CusickAye
OrtizAye
BenedettoAye
WeprinAye
RodriguezExcused
RamosAye
BraunsteinAye
McDonaldAye
RozicAye
Peoples-StokesAye
SimotasExcused

RULES Chair:Heastie DATE:06/14/2018AYE/NAY:28/0 Action: Favorable
HeastieAyeKolbAye
GottfriedAyeOaksAye
LentolAyeButlerAye
GanttExcusedCrouchAye
NolanAyeFinchAye
WeinsteinAyeBarclayAye
HooperExcusedRaiaAye
OrtizAyeHawleyAye
PretlowAye
CookAye
GlickAye
MorelleAye
AubryAye
EnglebrightAye
DinowitzAye
ColtonAye
MagnarelliAye
PerryAye
GalefAye
PaulinAye
TitusExcused
Peoples-StokesAye
BenedettoAye

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A10644 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A10644 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10644
 
SPONSOR: Gunther
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to a hospital's policies and procedures regarding discharge of individuals with a mental health disorder   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide information to individuals with mental illness when they are discharged from a hospital   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a section 7.24 to the mental hygiene law to set forth policies and procedures for discharge of an individual with a mental illness   JUSTIFICATION: Individuals with serious mental illnesses who receive inpatient psychi- atric treatment are at high risk of experiencing adverse events and poor outcomes during the period immediately following discharge. It is wide- ly endorsed that standard care and discharge planning practices from hospitals should include communicating with outpatient providers regard- ing treatment plans, scheduling timely appointments for outpatient follow-up care, and forwarding discharge summaries to outpatient provid- ers. Adopting standard discharge policies as described above have been associated with improved attendance at outpatient psychiatric services. A study published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) found that hospital providers reported completing at least one of the three discharge planning practices for 85% of discharges, and there was a significant association between conducting discharge planning practices and promptness to attending the first outpatient visit. This bill would help to reduce readmissions for individuals with a mental health disorder who are discharged from a hospital by requiring the Office of Mental Health (OMH) develop educational materials on effective discharge planning and provide them to general hospitals across the state.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.
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A10644 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10644
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 10, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Mental Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law,  in  relation  to  a  hospital's
          policies  and  procedures  regarding  discharge  of individuals with a
          mental health disorder
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
     2  7.24 to read as follows:
     3  § 7.24 Mental health disorder hospital discharge;  policies  and  proce-
     4  dures.
     5    (a)  The  office, in consultation with the department of health, shall
     6  develop or utilize existing educational  materials  to  be  provided  to
     7  general hospitals to disseminate to individuals with a documented mental
     8  health  disorder or who appear to have or be at risk for a mental health
     9  disorder during discharge  planning  pursuant  to  section  twenty-eight
    10  hundred  three-i  of the public health law. Such materials shall include
    11  information  regarding  the  various  types  of  treatment  and  support
    12  services, including but not limited to: inpatient, outpatient treatment;
    13  how  to recognize the need for treatment services; information for indi-
    14  viduals to determine what type and level of treatment is most  appropri-
    15  ate  and  what  resources  are  available  to individuals; and any other
    16  information the commissioner and the commissioner of health deem  appro-
    17  priate.
    18    (b)  The commissioner in collaboration with the commissioner of health
    19  shall assist and provide guidance for every general hospital to:
    20    1. utilize existing, or in addition to  current  policies  and  proce-
    21  dures,  develop,  maintain  and disseminate, written policies and proce-
    22  dures, for the identification, assessment and  referral  of  individuals
    23  with  a documented mental health disorder or who appear to have or be at
    24  risk for a mental health disorder; and
    25    2. establish and implement training, within existing, or  in  addition
    26  to  current training programs, for all individuals licensed or certified
    27  pursuant to title eight of the education law who provide direct  patient
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15747-01-8

        A. 10644                            2
 
     1  care  regarding the policies and procedures established pursuant to this
     2  section.
     3    (c)  If  a  general  hospital  does not directly provide mental health
     4  disorder services, then  the  commissioner,  in  consultation  with  the
     5  commissioner of health, shall provide the necessary information to refer
     6  individuals  in  need  of  such  services  to and coordinate with mental
     7  health service programs that provide such services, and have been issued
     8  an operating certificate pursuant to article thirty-one of this chapter.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    10  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the commissioner  of
    11  health  and the commissioner of mental health shall promulgate any rules
    12  and regulations necessary for the  implementation  of  this  act  on  or
    13  before such effective date.
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