senate Bill S2361A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires health care professional undergraduate, graduate and continuing education in chronic pain management and treatment

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Feb 06, 2014 print number 2361a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 16, 2013 referred to health

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S2361 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9250
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §2899-k, amd §2807-s, Pub Health L; amd §6507, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7124, A8894, A8894D, S2723C
2009-2010: S4387

S2361 - Summary

Establishes standards to advance the management and treatment of chronic pain; incorporates continuing education programs for health care professionals that treat patients that have chronic pain.

S2361 - Sponsor Memo

S2361 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2361

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, CARLUCCI, HANNON, MAZIARZ, VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to chronic pain management

  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  finds  that
medical  treatment  of chronic pain in this state needs to be reexamined
to enhance the ability to assess  such  condition,  increase  access  to
appropriate  care  to  treat  and mitigate chronic pain, and improve the
quality of life for  those  afflicted  with  this  condition.  Currently
chronic  pain  is  most  often treated by primary care providers who may
have little training in the assessment and proper treatment  of  complex
chronic  pain  conditions.  This,  in  turn, has led, in certain circum-
stances, to patients seeing multiple health care providers  and  experi-
encing  multiple  and repeated diagnostic tests, that lead to inadequate
or unproven surgeries, prescription of unneeded or strong  pain  medica-
tions, with its consequential heightened possibility to lead to the long
term  addiction  to such strong pain medications, and the performance of
procedures or treatment regimens that are not able to successfully treat
or mitigate such chronic pain.
  Further, the current practice of the repeated utilization of different
health practitioners, tests and unnecessary medical procedures to  treat
such  chronic  pain  is  resulting  in higher health care costs.   These
increased costs come from unnecessary visits to health care  practition-
ers, more and longer hospital stays, performing unnecessary surgeries or
other  medical  procedures,  and  unnecessary prescription of costly and
dangerous drugs. This inefficient use of valuable health care  resources
is contributing to the rapidly increasing cost of providing health care.
With  the  continuing aging of New York's general population, this trend

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02105-02-3

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S2361A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9250
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 28-F §2899-k, amd §2807-s, Pub Health L; amd §6507, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7124, A8894, A8894D, S2723C
2009-2010: S4387

S2361A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes standards to advance the management and treatment of chronic pain; incorporates continuing education programs for health care professionals that treat patients that have chronic pain.

S2361A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2361A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2361--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. KLEIN, CARLUCCI, HANNON, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Health  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Health in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to chronic pain management

  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  finds  that
medical  treatment  of chronic pain in this state needs to be reexamined
to enhance the ability to assess  such  condition,  increase  access  to
appropriate  care  to  treat  and mitigate chronic pain, and improve the
quality of life for  those  afflicted  with  this  condition.  Currently
chronic  pain  is  most  often treated by primary care providers who may
have little training in the assessment and proper treatment  of  complex
chronic  pain  conditions.  This,  in  turn, has led, in certain circum-
stances, to patients seeing multiple health care providers  and  experi-
encing  multiple  and repeated diagnostic tests, that lead to inadequate
or unproven surgeries, prescription of unneeded or strong  pain  medica-
tions, with its consequential heightened possibility to lead to the long
term  addiction  to such strong pain medications, and the performance of
procedures or treatment regimens that are not able to successfully treat
or mitigate such chronic pain.
  Further, the current practice of the repeated utilization of different
health practitioners, tests and unnecessary medical procedures to  treat
such  chronic  pain  is  resulting  in higher health care costs.   These
increased costs come from unnecessary visits to health care  practition-
ers, more and longer hospital stays, performing unnecessary surgeries or
other  medical  procedures,  and  unnecessary prescription of costly and
dangerous drugs. This inefficient use of valuable health care  resources

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02105-03-4

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