N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law Section 25.01


As used herein:


“Local governmental unit” shall have the same meaning as that contained in article 41 (Local Services)article forty-one of this chapter.


“Operating expenses” shall mean expenditures approved by the office and incurred for the maintenance and operation of substance use disorder and/or compulsive gambling programs, including but not limited to expenditures for treatment, administration, personnel, and contractual services. Operating expenses do not include capital costs and debt service unless such expenses are related to the rent, financing or refinancing of the design, construction, acquisition, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of a substance use disorder and/or compulsive gambling program facility pursuant to the mental hygiene facilities finance program through the dormitory authority of the state of New York (DASNY; successor to the Facilities Development Corporation), or otherwise approved by the office.


“Debt service” shall mean amounts, subject to the approval of the office, required to be paid to amortize obligations including principal and interest, assumed by or on behalf of a voluntary agency or a program operated by a local governmental unit.


“Capital costs” shall mean the costs of a program operated by a local governmental unit or a voluntary agency with respect to the acquisition of real property estates, interests, and cooperative interests in realty, their design, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation and improvement, original furnishings and equipment, site development, and appurtenances of a facility.


“State aid” shall mean financial support provided through appropriations of the office to support the provision of substance use disorder treatment, compulsive gambling, prevention or other authorized services, with the exclusion of appropriations for the purpose of medical assistance.


“Voluntary agency contributions” shall mean revenue sources of voluntary agencies exclusive of state aid and local tax levy.


“Approved net operating cost” shall mean the remainder of total operating expenses approved by the office, less all sources of revenue, including voluntary agency contributions and local tax levy; provided, however, that any federal paycheck protection program loan forgiveness funding, or other extraordinary federal funding provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as determined by the office, shall not be considered a source of revenue.


“Voluntary agency” shall mean a corporation organized or existing pursuant to the not-for-profit corporation law for the purpose of providing substance use disorder, treatment, compulsive gambling, prevention or other authorized services.

Source: Section 25.01 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/MHY/25.­01 (updated Dec. 31, 2021; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Dec. 31, 2021

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