S. 6418-B(Rules)/A. 9357-A(Ortiz)

Eating Disorders; Treatment Facilities

Summary:  The bill authorizes the Department of Health (DOH) to issue provisional identification of Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders (CCCEDs) and authorizes the Office of Mental Health (OMH) to develop regulations for residential providers of care for individuals with eating disorders, in furtherance of Chapter 114 of the laws of 2004.

The Commissioner of Health is authorized to provide provisional identification for two years to a CCCED if it meets all the criteria of Public Health Law Sec. 2799-g, except for the residential care. Such DOH authority will expire on June 1, 2010, in anticipation that  OMH regulations will be in place for a residential services and care for individuals with eating disorders.

Effective Date:  Immediately.

Last Action: Approved and signed by the Governor on March 4, 2008 (Chapter 24 of the Laws of 2008).