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Appendix 1 Children’s Mental Health Act

S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K

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6931--A

Cal. No. 325

2007-2008 Regular Sessions

I N A S S E M B L Y

March 22, 2007

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Introduced by M. of A. P. RIVERA, ALFANO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities -- amended on the special order of third reading, ordered reprinted as amended, retaining its place on the special order of third reading.

AN ACT to amend chapter 667 of the laws of 2006 relating to providing for the establishment of a children`s mental health plan, in relation to the development and submission of a children`s mental health plan by the commissioner of mental health.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-

BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

1Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 667 of the laws of 2006 relating to

2 providing for the establishment of a children`s mental health plan, is

3 amended to read as follows:

4 S 3. Children`s mental health plan. 1. The commissioner of mental

5 health shall develop and monitor the implementation of a children`s

6 mental health plan {, as approved by the governor} IN A MANNER CONSISTENT

7 WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION (B) OF SECTION 5.07 OF THE MENTAL

8 HYGIENE LAW.

9 The children`s mental health plan shall BE FORMULATED FROM LOCAL

10 COMPREHENSIVE PLANS DEVELOPED BY EACH LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL UNIT, AS

11 DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION 6 OF SECTION 41.03 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW,

12 WITH PARTICIPATION OF CONSUMERS, CONSUMER GROUPS, PROVIDERS OF SERVICES

13 AND DEPARTMENTAL FACILITIES FURNISHING SERVICES IN THE LOCAL GEOGRAPHIC

14 AREA TO PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL UNITS MAY SUBMIT

15 MATERIALS ON LOCALLY DETERMINED NEEDS AND PRIORITIES TO THE COMMISSIONER

16 OF MENTAL HEALTH FOR REFERENCE IN THE PRELIMINARY AND FINAL CHILDREN`S

17 MENTAL HEALTH PLAN AND FOR ANY RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS THEREON.

18 THE CHILDREN`S MENTAL HEALTH PLAN SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO AND SHALL NOT

19 SUBSTITUTE FOR OR REPLACE THE MENTAL HEALTH PLANNING PROCESS PROVIDED

20 FOR IN ARTICLE 41 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW.

EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

{ } is old law to be omitted.

LBD10661-04-7

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