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Meeting Name: Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/22/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 2)
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T2021-7104 *   Oversight - New York City’s Mental Health Emergency Response.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2021-7104 *   Oversight - New York City’s Mental Health Emergency Response.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2210-2021 *Diana Ayala   Creating an office of community mental health and a citywide mental health emergency response protocol.IntroductionThis bill would require the establishment of an Office of Community Mental Health (“Office”) within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to be headed by a deputy commissioner. This Office would create a citywide mental health emergency response protocol, and a mental health emergency response unit to respond to mental health emergencies within 30 minutes of receiving a mental health emergency call. This bill would also require the Office to identify gaps in mental health provision in New York City, coordinate between City agencies and community-based organization and mental health providers, and provide training to all relevant City agencies regarding the established mental health emergency response protocol. This bill would additionally require the New York City Police Department, in conjunction with the Office of Community Mental Health, to train all members of service, 911 call operators, and new academy recruits in the mental health emergency response protocol. Finally, this bill would require the Office to report monthly and annually about the emergency mental health calls received, and other work that the Office is conducting.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2210-2021 *Diana Ayala   Creating an office of community mental health and a citywide mental health emergency response protocol.IntroductionThis bill would require the establishment of an Office of Community Mental Health (“Office”) within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to be headed by a deputy commissioner. This Office would create a citywide mental health emergency response protocol, and a mental health emergency response unit to respond to mental health emergencies within 30 minutes of receiving a mental health emergency call. This bill would also require the Office to identify gaps in mental health provision in New York City, coordinate between City agencies and community-based organization and mental health providers, and provide training to all relevant City agencies regarding the established mental health emergency response protocol. This bill would additionally require the New York City Police Department, in conjunction with the Office of Community Mental Health, to train all members of service, 911 call operators, and new academy recruits in the mental health emergency response protocol. Finally, this bill would require the Office to report monthly and annually about the emergency mental health calls received, and other work that the Office is conducting.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2222-2021 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Creating a three-digit mental health emergency hotline.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Community Mental Health (“Office”) to establish a three-digit hotline, staffed by mental health call operators, for individuals experiencing a mental health emergency. The Office would train call operators in the mental health emergency response protocol and conduct public outreach and education publicizing the three-digit hotline.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2222-2021 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Creating a three-digit mental health emergency hotline.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Community Mental Health (“Office”) to establish a three-digit hotline, staffed by mental health call operators, for individuals experiencing a mental health emergency. The Office would train call operators in the mental health emergency response protocol and conduct public outreach and education publicizing the three-digit hotline.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available