§ 7.01 Declaration of Policy
§ 7.03 Definitions
§ 7.07 Office of Mental Health; Scope of Responsibilities
§ 7.09 Powers of the Office and Commissioner; How Exercised
§ 7.11 Organization and Administration of the Office of Mental Health and Its Facilities
§ 7.13 Local Services
§ 7.15 Programs of the Office of Mental Health
§ 7.17 Programs, Services, and Operation of Facilities in the Office of Mental Health
§ 7.18 Secure Treatment Facilities in the Office
§ 7.19 Personnel of the Office
§ 7.21 Directors of Facilities
§ 7.23 Education and Training
§ 7.25 Safety
§ 7.27 Facility Services
§ 7.29 Gifts
§ 7.31 Disposition of Moneys and Securities
§ 7.33 Boards of Visitors
§ 7.35 Actions Against Persons Rendering Professional Services At the Request of the Office; Defense and Indemnification
§ 7.37 Powers of the Office and Commissioner in Relation to the Planning and Referral of Mentally Ill Children for Adult Services
§ 7.37-A Transitional Care
§ 7.38 Additional Duties of the Office With Respect to Persons Receiving Transitional Care
§ 7.39 Registration and Notification of Boards of Directors or Trustees of Certain Voluntary Not-for-profit Facilities or Corporations
§ 7.41 Geriatric Service Demonstration Program
§ 7.43 the Children’s Plan
§ 7.45 Retaliatory Personnel Actions
§ 7.47 Mental Illness Anti-stigma Grants

Terms Used In New York Laws > Mental Hygiene > Title B > Article 7

  • advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Commissioner: means the head of the office of mental health. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 7.03
  • complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • devise: To gift property by will.
  • entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Office: means the office of mental health. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 7.03
  • oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.