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A06846 Summary:

SPONSORWeisenberg (MS)
COSPNSRRivera P, Gordon T, Spano, Lupardo, Jaffee, Hoyt, Alfano, McKevitt, Hawley, Duprey, Greene, Carrozza, Lafayette, Fields, Rosenthal, Barra, Walker, Finch, Millman, Lancman, Gunther, Stirpe, Koon, Brook-Krasny, Sweeney, Young, Dinowitz, Maisel, Schroeder, Lopez V, Scozzafava, Giglio
MLTSPNSRBarclay, Bing, Boyland, Burling, Calhoun, Christensen, Clark, Conte, Crouch, Cusick, DelMonte, Destito, Fitzpatrick, Galef, John, Kirwan, Kolb, Markey, Mayersohn, Molinaro, Morelle, Oaks, Ortiz, Pheffer, Rabbitt, Raia, Reilly, Robinson, Saladino, Sayward, Scarborough, Thiele, Tonko, Towns, Townsend, Weinstein
Add SS33.23, 33.25 & 31.30, amd SS45.07, 29.29, 16.29 & 16.17, Ment Hyg L
Enacts "Jonathan's Law"; establishes a task force on mental hygiene records and reports to study and make recommendations regarding access to mental hygiene patient records and reports concerning minors and others with legal guardians or surrogates; directs the state commission on quality of care and advocacy for persons with disabilities to serve as the clearinghouse for the rights of mental hygiene patients and their legal representatives with regard to access to records; requires notification of the legal representative of a patient upon the occurrence of an incident involving such patient; establishes provisions for addressing child abuse and maltreatment in residential care; expands membership of the restraint and crisis intervention technique committee; provides for psychological screening of prospective direct care employees; restricts consecutive hours of work for direct care employees; authorizes the imposition of $1,000 a day fine for violations by mental hygiene providers, provide that no such fine shall exceed $15,000 per violation.
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