senate Bill S7326

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to establish an opioid treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2012 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

Votes

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Jun 13, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S7326
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 15, 2012 - Health committee Vote

S7326
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S7326 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10741
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

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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