S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
April 28, 2014
Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, BRESLIN, DILAN, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, KRUEG-
ER, PARKER, PERKINS, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to first responders
carrying opioid antagonist drugs; and making an appropriation therefor
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 3000-a of the public health law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
3. ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO MEETS THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY
REGULATIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO OF THIS ARTICLE AND
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATION OF INITIAL LIFESAVING CARE OF SICK
AND INJURED PERSONS MAY CARRY OPIOID ANTAGONIST DRUGS, SUCH AS NALOXONE
HYDROCHLORIDE. IN ADDITION, REHABILITATION FACILITIES MAY DISPENSE SUCH
OPIOID ANTAGONIST DRUGS WHEN DISCHARGING AN INPATIENT TO SUCH PATIENT, A
FAMILY MEMBER OF, CAREGIVER FOR, OR TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO SHARES A DOMI-
CILE WITH SUCH DISCHARGED INPATIENT.
S 2. The sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) or so much
thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the department of
health out of any moneys in the state treasury in the general fund, not
otherwise appropriated, and made immediately available, for the purpose
of carrying out the provisions of this act. Such moneys shall be payable
on the audit and warrant of the comptroller on vouchers certified or
approved by the commissioner of health in the manner prescribed by law.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.