Bill Text: NY S02690 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Conforms the definition of an inmate with a serious mental illness to the definition of "person with a serious mental illness" in the mental hygiene law.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S02690 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02690-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and
        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to inmates with a  seri-
          ous mental illness
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of  paragraph  (e)  of  subdivision  6  of
     2  section  137 of the correction law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of
     3  2008, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (i) he or she [has a current diagnosis of,  or  is  diagnosed  at  the
     5  initial  or  any  subsequent  assessment  conducted  during the inmate's
     6  segregated confinement with, one or more of the following types of  Axis
     7  I  diagnoses,  as described in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic
     8  and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and such diagnoses shall  be
     9  made based upon all relevant clinical factors, including but not limited
    10  to symptoms related to such diagnoses:
    11    (A) schizophrenia (all sub-types),
    12    (B) delusional disorder,
    13    (C) schizophreniform disorder,
    14    (D) schizoaffective disorder,
    15    (E) brief psychotic disorder,
    16    (F)  substance-induced  psychotic disorder (excluding intoxication and
    17  withdrawal),
    18    (G) psychotic disorder not otherwise specified,
    19    (H) major depressive disorders, or
    20    (I) bipolar disorder I and II] is  a  person  with  a  serious  mental
    21  illness,  as  defined  in  subdivision  fifty-two of section 1.03 of the
    22  mental hygiene law;
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth 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.