Bill Text: NY A07976 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Directs the autism spectrum disorders advisory board to improve outreach to minority group members relating to children with such disorders.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-08-24 - signed chap.227 [A07976 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A07976-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      May 23, 2017
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DE LA ROSA  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Mental Health
        AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in  relation  to  directing  the
          autism  spectrum  disorders  advisory board to identify strategies and
          methods to improve outreach to minority group members
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.    Subdivision  (c) of section 13.42 of the mental hygiene
     2  law, as added by chapter 469 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read  as
     3  follows:
     4    (c) The board shall have the following tasks and duties:
     5    (1)  Study  and  review  the  effectiveness  of  supports and services
     6  currently being provided to people diagnosed with autism spectrum disor-
     7  ders;
     8    (2) Identify legislative and regulatory activity which may be required
     9  to improve existing service systems that support people  diagnosed  with
    10  autism spectrum disorders;
    11    (3) Identify methods of improving interagency coordination of services
    12  and  maximize  the impact and effectiveness of services and agency func-
    13  tions; [and]
    14    (4) Identify strategies and methods of improving outreach and  coordi-
    15  nation of services associated with autism spectrum disorders for minori-
    16  ty group members including, but not limited to, African American, Latino
    17  and Asian children; and
    18    (5)  Such other matters as may be deemed appropriate by the members of
    19  the board.
    20    At the discretion of the chair, the board may consult with  stakehold-
    21  ers  for  the purpose of carrying out its tasks and duties in accordance
    22  with this subdivision.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    24  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.