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28, 2006 Coverage of Timothy's Law in the News
22, 2006 GOVERNOR
PATAKI DELIVERS HOLIDAY PRESENT AND
SIGNS TIMOTHY’S LAW - IT’S OFFICIAL…WE HAVE A
18, 2006 Join Tom O'Clair for vigil at the NYS Capital and news
15, 2006 Call to Action - Urge Governor to Sign Timothy's Law
and news updates.
13, 2006 NYS ASSEMBLY PASSES TIMOTHY'S LAW, Call to Action -
Urge Governor to Sign Timothy's Law, and news updates.
12, 2006 Call to Action on Civil Commitment, OMH Releases two
RFPs from Geriatric MH Act Funding, and news updates.
8, 2006 Legislature Returns to Albany for a "Special Session",
Call-Ins, and news updates.
28, 2006 MHANYS Policy Forums Update, Legislature Returns to
Address Civil Confinement of Sexual Offenders, and news updates.
22, 2006 MHANYS Policy Forums, Spitzer-Paterson Policy Advisory
Committees Correction, NYS Court of Appeals Rules Against Pataki
Administration's Confinement of Sexual Offenders in Psychiatric
Facilities, and news updates.
16, 2006 Spitzer-Paterson Policy Advisory Committees, Samaritans
Suicide Prevention Center's Volunteer Training, and news updates.
9, 2006 Spitzer-Paterson Win, OMH Releases New PROS Regs, Grants
Awarded, and news updates.
6, 2006 Get Out and Vote, Candidate Survey Results, and Polling
3, 2006 Review of MHANYS Annual Award Dinner and Conference,
National Survivors of Suicide Day, SAMHSA Highlights MHANYS' Consumer
and Business Outreach Program, NYSOMH Announces Creative New Approach
to Employment for People with Psychiatric Disabilities, Assembly
to Hold Hearings on Women and Suicide, and news updates.
30, 2006 MHANYS Releases Responses to 2006 Mental Health Voter
Empowerment Project Candidate Survey, NYS Department of Health Medicaid
Update – Medicare Part D Wrap-Around Benefit Changes Starting
Jan 1 ’07, Step Right Up! Big Apple Circus, and news
26, 2006 MHANYS' Annual Awards Dinner & Conference.
24, 2006 MHANYS' Annual Awards Dinner & Conference.
17, 2006 9 days until the MHANYS' Annual Awards Dinner &
Conference, Timothy's Law Action Alert, and news updates.
11, 2006 MHANYS' Annual Awards Dinner & Conference, Talking
to Kids About Fear and Violence, and news updates.
6, 2006 MHANYS' Annual Awards Dinner & Conference, PWPD
Workshop, Employment Opportunities, and news updates.
5, 2006 MHANYS' Annual Awards Dinner & Conference.
26, 2006 Register online for the MHANYS' Annual Awards Dinner
& Conference and news updates.
20, 2006 Register online for the MHANYS' Annual Conference and
15(#2), 2006 NYS SENATE PASSES TIMOTHY’S LAW 55-0!!
O’Clair invites Timothy’s Law supporters to join him
at the Capitol today to watch from the gallery as the NYS Senate
passes Timothy’s Law.
Senate plans to return on Friday to take up Timothy's Law and news
MHANYS Awards Dinner and Conference, October 26th and 27th and news
29, 2006 Dates
to remember - upcoming conferences, the day the Senate is expected
to return to Albany. Call your Senator tell them to pass Timothy's
Law and to override the the Governor Pataki's vetoes.
Governor Pataki vetoes legislation to 'Boot the SHU' and the Housing
17, 2006 ALERT
- Governor Pataki vetoes legislation to 'Boot the SHU' and the Housing
11, 2006 More CALLS AND E-MAILS TO GOVERNOR PATAKI NEEDED FOR
HOUSING WAITING LIST AND TO 'BOOT THE SHU', upcoming events, and
8, 2006 CALLS AND E-MAILS TO GOVERNOR PATAKI NEEDED FOR HOUSING
WAITING LIST AND TO 'BOOT THE SHU'.
27, 2006 Governor vetoes bill, call-in to 'Boot the SHU', 'Out
of the Darkness Community' walks, and news updates.
19, 2006 'Save the Dates', letters of support, and news updates.
11, 2006 Advocates continue to work to see advances take hold.
26, 2006 LEGISLATURE COMES TO AN AGREEMENT
ON TIMOTHY’S LAW, PASSES LEGISLATION TO ‘BOOT THE SHU’
AND HOUSING WAITING LIST LEGISLATION
23, 2006 Mental Health Housing Waiting List legislation passes
both houses. Timothy's Law stalled.
21, 2006 Action Needed! - 'Boot the SHU'; Timothy's Law; housing
waiting list legislation.
16, 2006 End of Session Calls Needed! - 'Boot the SHU'; Timothy's
Law; housing waiting list legislation.
14, 2006 'Boot
the SHU'; Timothy's Law; housing waiting list bill; news.
9, 2006 Assembly passes housing waiting list legislation; Assemby
calls upon Senate NYS Senate to participate in conference committee
process to reach an agreement on Timothy's Law; push to end practice
of isolating inmates with psychiatric disabilities.
6, 2006 Capital Region Timothy's Law Rally; Medicaid rules toughened.
5, 2006 MHANYS supports a housing waiting list bill (MHANYS
Memo of Support for A.2895-A / S.3653-A)
30, 2006 Timothy's Law Day, Medicaid Update, legislative debate
on sex offender civil commitment law, erasing stigma, and more.
23, 2006 News items on parity, policy, grief and a community
16, 2006 Insurance Bill Defeated in Senate, Budget Stalled in
House Grassroots Efforts Preserve Parity Laws
3, 2006 News Item - "The time is now to pass Timothy's
28, 2006 News Items on Vetoe overrides, timothy's Law rally
and Medicare Rule Guarantees Continuity of Drugs
26, 2006 More Vetoes, Timothy's Law Rally in Binghamton, Former
First Lady Rosalynn Carter visits Albany.
13, 2006 VETOES, LOTS OF VETOES
10, 2006 MHANYS Art Exhibit; Mental health agency blasts city
leader; Solitary confinement of mentally ill inmates; More on Timothy's
4, 2006 Budget standoff between the Governor and the Legislature;
Timothy's Law Campaign is "Takin' It to the Streets"
31, 2006 Further budget updates
28, 2006 Budget update includes spending to benefit adult home
27, 2006 Report on the Health Sub-Committee's budget proposal
23, 2006 Time remains to influence budget discussions with the
Health and Education Sub-Committees; Call-in to protect Medicaid
recipients, and NMHA calls for action to save state parity laws
from Federal legislation
22, 2006 Details on how the mental hygiene committees in the
Senate and Assembly will spend $20 million in additional funding
for mental hygiene
16, 2006 Additional budget information to update the March 15
issue of Mental Health Update
15, 2006 The impact of the NYS Assembly's and Senate's budget
proposals on mental health issues
10, 2006 NYS Assembly passes Timothy's Law (A.2912-A)
8, 2006 MHANYS' Legislative Agenda and details about MHANYS
Legislative Conference including directions
7, 2006 MHANYS joins other advocates in opposing civil confinement
of sex offenders, and statements by Dr. Richard Hamill, NYS Alliance
of Sex Offender Service Providers and Anne Liske, NYS Coalition
Against Sexual Assault
3, 2006 Call-In Day March 7 for a $10 million Rate Adjustment
for Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health
Alternatives to Solitary Confinement meets to strategize about Special
Housing Unit (SHU) legislation, MHANYS and others call for permanent
Medicaid wrap around for dual eligibles under Medicare Part D
28, 2006 Reminder: MHANYS Legislative Conference will take place
on March 13
23, 2006 MHANYS Legislative Conference will take place on March
13; the latest issue of Community Connections is available;
and a parish in Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrins and Rita
seeks post-traumatic stress counseling
17, 2006 Text of MHANYS' letter to NYS Dept. of Education Commissioner
Mills regarding transitional issues of high school students with
mental health needs
16, 2006 Discussion continues on sex offender legislation in
NYS Legislature, and the Third Annual Adult Home Resident "Speak
10, 2006 - MHANYS testifies at Joint Legislative Budget Hearing
on Health and Medicaid
7, 2006 - Assembly and Senate override Gov. Pataki's veto of
legislation to cover medications for dual eligibles, NYS legislature
convenes committee to address civil confinement of sex offenders
7, 2006 - Gov. Pataki vetoes legislation to cover medications
for dual eligibles, but the Medicare Part D transition period is
extended, and a tally of the results of the Federal budget reconciliation
31, 2006 - NYS Assembly and Senate pass legislation to cover
co-pays for dual eligibles under Part D, and NMHA is holding Call-In
Day to protest Federal cuts to Medicaid
26, 2006 - MHANYS' testimony to the State Education Department's
Commissioner's Advisory Panel on Special Education
January 25, 2006 - MHANYS' testimony
to the Joint Budget Hearings of the New York State Senate and Assembly
January 23, 2006 - Correction to
Jan. 18, 2006 budget analysis, emergency Medicaid coverage for dual
eligibles on Medicare Part D extended a week, and advocates call
for ban on solitary confinement for individuals with mental illness
January 18, 2006 - MHANYS' analysis
of the mental health aspects of Gov. Pataki's 2006 proposed budget
January 13, 2006 - Correction: Pharsalia
in Chenango County, not Chemung County. Also reactions
in the press to Gov. Pataki's proposed facility to house sex offenders
January 10, 2006 - MHANYS and others
express concerns with plans to use NYS's mental health system to
confine sexual offenders post-incarceration
January 5, 2006 - Text of Gov. Pataki's
press release on his 5-point plan to address sexual offenders
January 4, 2006 - MHANYS introduces
MHANYS Mental Health Update to replace the Friday
Fax from Albany; also civil committment of sexual offenders
in Gov. Pataki's State of State address