S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
January 11, 2012
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to creating medicinal
guidelines to aid in the administration of prescription drugs to
patients with high risks of addiction
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Michael
David Israel addiction transition law".
S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3351-a
to read as follows:
S 3351-A. GUIDELINES. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE MEDICAL GUIDE-
LINES AND REGULATIONS FOR PERSONS AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS TITLE TO
DISTRIBUTE OR DISPENSE SUBSTANCES CONTROLLED UNDER THIS TITLE FOR THE
PURPOSE OF HELPING SUCH PERSONS TRANSITION PATIENTS FROM PAIN MANAGEMENT
SUBSTANCES WITH A HIGH RISK OF ADDICTION TO PAIN MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
THAT PRESENT A LOW RISK OF ADDICTION OR DO NOT INVOLVE SUBSTANCES REGU-
LATED UNDER THIS TITLE.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized
and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.