Senate Bill S7654

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a public awareness and educational campaign regarding heroin and prescription opioid pain medication addiction

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2013-S7654 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10120
Current Committee:
Assembly Alcoholism And Drug Abuse
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §19.26, Ment Hyg L

2013-S7654 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing a public awareness and educational campaign regarding heroin and prescription opioid pain medication addiction.

2013-S7654 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2013-S7654 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                            
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7654

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BOYLE, BALL, BONACIC, CARLUCCI, FELDER, GALLIVAN,
  GOLDEN, GRIFFO, HANNON, LANZA, LARKIN, LITTLE, MARCELLINO,  MARCHIONE,
  MARTINS,  MAZIARZ,  NOZZOLIO,  O'MARA,  RANZENHOFER,  RITCHIE, ROBACH,
  SAVINO, SEWARD, VALESKY, YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed,  and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug
  Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation  to  establishing  a
  public awareness campaign on heroin and opioid addiction

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative intent.  The legislature hereby  establishes  a
public  awareness  and  educational  campaign to inform the public about
heroin and prescription opioid pain  medication  addiction.  Heroin  and
other  opioids  are  highly  addictive  and as a result, a public health
crisis has emerged in New York State.   This  campaign  will  complement
existing  programs  administered  by  the  Department  of Health and the
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services on  prescription  pain
medication  awareness.    The educational campaign will be statewide and
should be designed to alert youth, parents, high risk  populations,  and
the  general  population  by  providing  educational  materials  on  the
subjects to schools and community groups.
  S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section  19.26
to read as follows:
S 19.26 HEROIN  AND PRESCRIPTION OPIOID PAIN MEDICATION ADDICTION AWARE-
          NESS AND EDUCATION PROGRAM.
  THE COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE  DEPART-
MENT  OF  HEALTH, SHALL DEVELOP, ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A PUBLIC AWARE-
NESS AND EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION.
  (A) THE CAMPAIGN SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION ON:
  (I) THE DANGERS OF THE ABUSE OF HEROIN AND THE HIGH RISK OF ADDICTION;
  (II) THE DANGERS OF MISUSE AND ABUSE OF OPIOIDS AND THE HIGH  RISK  OF
ADDICTION;
  (III)  HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF ADDICTION FOR NON-MEDICAL PROFES-
SIONALS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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