N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law Section 19.18
Opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program


1.

The commissioner, in consultation with the department of health, shall establish a heroin and opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program. This program shall provide a new model of detoxification and transitional services for individuals seeking treatment for heroin and opioid addiction that utilizes short-term, residential and peer-supported services for opioid and heroin addiction with a goal of reducing reliance on emergency room services while providing appropriate supports to patients and families. Such demonstration program shall utilize existing beds in medically monitored detoxification programs, to the extent that beds are located, and services are modified, appropriately, to serve those with heroin or opioid addictions; and shall permit participation by all programs, services, and facilities that are certified or licensed pursuant to this article. Individuals who receive detoxification services pursuant to this demonstration program shall, upon completion, be referred to services that are appropriate to facilitate their recovery from heroin and opioid addiction. The commissioner shall establish demonstrations throughout the state.

2.

Not later than two years after the effective date of this section, the commissioner shall provide the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the chair of the senate standing committee on health and the chair of the assembly health committee with a written evaluation of the demonstration program. Such evaluation shall address the overall effectiveness of this demonstration program as it relates to patients, the surrounding community, health care providers and health care payors, and shall include, but not be limited to: locations and utilization rates of the demonstration program; the amounts of grants awarded pursuant to this section, and the programs, services, and facilities that received such grants; the effectiveness of the demonstration program in providing access to services; the impact of these services; the associated cost savings; and whether continuation or expansion of this demonstration program or similar models are recommended.

3.

The opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program shall provide grants, within appropriations therefor, to programs, services, and facilities that are certified or licensed pursuant to this article. Grants may be awarded by the office to programs, services, and facilities for the purpose of establishing the demonstration program pursuant to subdivision one of this section. * NB Repealed June 23, 2017

Source: Section 19.18 — Opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/MHY/19.­18 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

19.01
Declaration of policy
19.03
Definitions
19.06
Advisory council on underage alcohol consumption and youth substance abuse
19.07
Office of alcoholism and substance abuse services
19.09
Powers of the office and commissioner
19.10
Status of facilities
19.11
Organization and administration of the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services and its facilities
19.13
Local services
19.14
Civil actions against certain officers and employees of the office
19.15
Programs of the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services
19.16
Methadone Registry
19.17
Programs, services, and operation of facilities in the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services
19.18
Opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program
19.18‑B
Certified peer recovery advocate services program
19.18‑C
Corrections-based substance use disorder treatment and transition services
19.19
Personnel of the office
19.20
Review of criminal history information concerning certain prospective employees and volunteers
19.20‑A
Review of criminal history information concerning prospective providers, operators and individuals seeking to be credentialed by the office
19.21
Programs, services, and operation of facilities certified or licensed by the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services
19.23
Education and training
19.25
Alcohol awareness program
19.27
Methamphetamine awareness and education program
19.28
Receipt and disbursement of federal funds
19.29
Gifts
19.31
Medication assisted treatment training requirement
19.35
Actions against persons rendering professional services at the request of the office
19.40
Provision of chemical dependence services
19.41
Facilities
19.42
Medical advisory panel
19.43
Retaliatory personnel actions
19.45
Substance use disorder education and recovery grants
19.45*2
The council for treatment equity

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 19.18’s source at nysenate​.gov

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