|SAME AS||SAME AS A07225-B|
|Add §41.56, Ment Hyg L|
|Establishes the adolescent suicide prevention advisory council.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5500--C Cal. No. 950 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 3, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the adolescent suicide prevention advisory council 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 41.56 to read as follows: 3 § 41.56 Adolescent suicide prevention advisory council. 4 (a) There shall be established within the office of mental health, a 5 council on adolescent suicide prevention to consist of nine members: 6 three members shall be appointed by the commissioner of mental health, 7 three members shall be appointed by the speaker of the assembly, and 8 three members shall be appointed by the temporary president of the 9 senate. The commissioner of mental health shall designate the chair of 10 the commission from among these nine members. 11 (b) Duties of the council shall include, but not be limited to: 12 (1) Facilitating the coordination of services and resources among 13 agencies involved in the delivery of services for suicide prevention for 14 adolescents; 15 (2) Monitoring the implementation of action plans developed by mental 16 health agencies via their five year action plans and yearly funding 17 priorities to ensure that adolescents at risk of suicide are being 18 adequately incorporated and served; and EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10846-06-7S. 5500--C 2 1 (3) Determine services, resources and policies that may further 2 address the needs of adolescents at risk of suicide and provide them as 3 per the required annual reports to the legislature and the governor; and 4 (4) Determine services, resources, policies and coordination thereof, 5 that can assist adolescents of minority groups, including Latina and 6 Latino adolescents. 7 (c) The council shall prepare and submit a report no later than Octo- 8 ber first, two thousand eighteen, and annually thereafter, to the gover- 9 nor and the legislature that recommends policies, legislation, and fund- 10 ing needed to implement the action plans developed in response to the 11 need to address adolescent suicide prevention into the state's health 12 care delivery system. 13 § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall 14 have become a law.