|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 13, 2012||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1251
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 15, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|May 02, 2012||referred to health|
senate Bill S7326
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7326 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §3309-b, Pub Health L
S7326 - Summary
Directs the commissioner of health to establish an opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program.
S7326 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7326 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing an opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program PURPOSE: Directs the commissioner of health to establish an opioid treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new Public Health Law §331 0 to establish the Opioid Treatment and Hospital Diversion Demonstration Program. Under the program the commissioner is authorized to established up to six demonstrations with, at minimum, one located in each of the following locations; Western New York, Central New York, State Island, Brooklyn, and Long Island. Additionally, this section requires the commissioner to report on the effectiveness of the demonstration program and recommendations regarding the expansion of the program. Section 2 provides the act take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported
S7326 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7326 I N S E N A T E May 2, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- 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 establishing an opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3309-b to read as follows: S 3309-B. OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT AND HOSPITAL DIVERSION DEMON- STRATION PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, SHALL, WITHIN THE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, ESTABLISH AN OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT AND HOSPITAL DIVERSION DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE A NEW MODEL OF DETOXIFICATION AND TRANSITIONAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO RECOVER FROM OPIOID ADDICTION, THEREBY REDUCING RELIANCE ON EMERGENCY ROOM SERVICES. THE PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION ADDICTION ON AN OUTPATIENT OR NON-MEDICAL RESIDENTIAL SHORT-TERM STAY BASIS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH UP TO SIX DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, AND AT MINIMUM A DEMON- STRATION SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS: WESTERN NEW YORK, CENTRAL NEW YORK, STATEN ISLAND, BROOKLYN AND LONG ISLAND. 2. NOT LATER THAN TWO YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE STAND- ING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE WITH A WRITTEN EVALUATION OF THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. SUCH EVALUATION SHALL ADDRESS THE OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS TREATMENT MODEL AS IT RELATES TO PATIENTS, THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY, HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND HEALTH CARE PAYORS, AND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM IN PROVIDING ACCESS TO SERVICES, THE IMPACT OF THESE SERVICES, THE ASSOCIATED COSTS SAVINGS, AND WHETHER THE EXPAN- SION OF THIS OR SIMILAR MODELS ARE RECOMMENDED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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