|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2014||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 03, 2014||ordered to third reading cal.1108|
|Jun 02, 2014||reported and committed to rules|
|May 20, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 12, 2013||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 11, 2013||ordered to third reading cal.1248|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 07, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 25, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S2948
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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- Passed Senate
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S2948 - Details
S2948 - Summary
Directs the commissioner of health to establish an opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program.
S2948 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2948 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing an opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demon- stration program PURPOSE: Directs the commissioner of health to establish an opioid addiction treatment and hospital diversion demonstration program SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new Public Health Law 3309-b to establish the Opioid Addiction Treatment and Hospital Diversion Demonstration Program. Under the program the commissioner in consultation with the Office of Alcohol- ism and Substance Abuse Services, 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 within 2 years 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 that in one year, 27,000 Americans died of uninten- tional drug overdoses - that is one death every 19 minutes. Further, the
S2948 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2948 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 25, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HANNON, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered print- ed, 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.
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