N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law Section 19.25
Alcohol awareness program


(a)

The office shall establish an alcohol awareness program within the office which shall focus upon, but not be limited to, the health effects and social costs of alcoholism and alcohol abuse.

(b)

The form, content and method of presentation of various aspects of such program shall be developed by the commissioner, provided that such program shall not exceed two hours per week over a period not to exceed eight weeks.

(c)

The commissioner shall establish a schedule of fees to be paid by each participant and may, from time to time, modify same. Such fees may be waived, reduced or otherwise adjusted by the court upon application for resentence in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (a) of subdivision five of section 420.10 of the criminal procedure law. For the purposes of this section the term “fee” shall also mean “payment” as referred to in paragraph (a) of subdivision five of section 420.10 of the criminal procedure law. Such fees shall not exceed amounts necessary to pay the ongoing expenses of the program. Provided, however, that pursuant to an agreement with the office, a municipality, a department or part thereof, or other not-for-profit corporation may conduct such a course in such program with all or part of the expense of such course being borne by such municipality, department, or part thereof, or other not-for-profit corporation. Ten percent of all fees received for such courses shall be paid to the office for administrative costs of program implementation.

(d)

A certificate of completion shall be sent to the court by the office upon completion of the program by all participants.

Source: Section 19.25 — Alcohol awareness program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/MHY/19.­25 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 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. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 19.25’s source at nysenate​.gov

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