File #: Int 0201-2022    Version: * Name: Creation of a substance abuse assistance mobile application.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction
On agenda: 4/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a substance abuse assistance mobile application
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Lincoln Restler, Marjorie Velázquez
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would create a substance abuse assistance mobile application that provides information about available drug and alcohol use services.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 201, 2. Int. No. 201, 3. April 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-14-22

Int. No. 201

By Council Members Salamanca, Restler and Velázquez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a substance abuse assistance mobile application

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 21 to read as follows:

Chapter 21

Substance Abuse Assistance Mobile Application

§ 17-2101 Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

Mobile application. The term “mobile application” means a type of application software designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer.

Substance abuse. The term “substance abuse” means the long-term, pathological use of alcohol or drugs, characterized by daily intoxication, inability to reduce consumption, and impairment in social or occupational functioning.

§ 17-2102 Substance Abuse Assistance Mobile Application. a. The department shall create a substance abuse assistance mobile application within six months of the effective date of the local law that added this chapter.

b. The substance abuse assistance mobile application shall contain information about available drug and alcohol use services. Such services include, but are not limited to, general drug and alcohol use services, substance abuse treatment facilities, harm reduction services, syringe access and disposal, overdose prevention training, pharmacies carrying naloxone, and information about substance abuse hotlines.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department of health and mental hygiene shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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