senate Bill S2949A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that the initial prescription or dispensing of a controlled substance for acute pain shall be limited to a 3 - 10 day supply

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 27, 2014 1st report cal.202
Jan 31, 2014 print number 2949a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 12, 2013 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1249
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 25, 2013 referred to health

Votes

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Feb 27, 2014 - Health committee Vote

S2949A
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 11, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S2949
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S2949 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10111
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3331, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6745

S2949 - Summary

Provides that the initial prescription or dispensing of a controlled substance for acute pain shall be limited to a 3-10 day supply; prohibits the imposition of an additional health insurance copayment if a subsequent prescription is issued for an aggregate of not more than a 30 day supply of such controlled substance.

S2949 - Sponsor Memo

S2949 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2949

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, LAVALLE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, ZELDIN -- 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 limiting the
  initial prescription of a controlled substance for the alleviation  of
  acute  pain  to  between  a  three to ten day supply; and to amend the
  insurance law, in relation to coverage of such prescriptions

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 5 of section 3331 of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 965 of the laws  of  1974,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  5. (A) No more than a thirty day supply or, pursuant to regulations of
the  commissioner  enumerating  conditions  warranting specified greater
supplies, no more than a three month supply of a schedule II, III or  IV
substance, as determined by the directed dosage and frequency of dosage,
may be dispensed by an authorized practitioner at one time.
  (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVI-
SION, AN AUTHORIZED PRACTITIONER, WITHIN THE SCOPE OF HIS OR HER PROFES-
SIONAL OPINION OR DISCRETION, MAY DISPENSE OR  PRESCRIBE  NO  MORE  THAN
BETWEEN  A THREE AND TEN DAY SUPPLY OF ANY SCHEDULE II OR III CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE TO AN ULTIMATE USER UPON THE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR TREATMENT
OF SUCH USER FOR ACUTE PAIN.  THEREAFTER, THE DISPENSING AND PRESCRIBING
OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF  PARA-
GRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  (C)  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "ACUTE PAIN" MEANS PAIN,
WHETHER ACCIDENTAL OR INTENTIONAL, THAT LASTS ONLY  A  SHORT  OR  FINITE
PERIOD OF TIME. SUCH TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE CHRONIC PAIN, CANCER PAIN OR
PALLIATIVE CARE PRACTICES.
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02570-01-3

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S2949A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10111
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3331, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6745

S2949A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the initial prescription or dispensing of a controlled substance for acute pain shall be limited to a 3-10 day supply; prohibits the imposition of an additional health insurance copayment if a subsequent prescription is issued for an aggregate of not more than a 30 day supply of such controlled substance.

S2949A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2949A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2949--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, LAVALLE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, ZELDIN -- 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 commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public health  law,  in  relation  to  limiting  the
  initial  prescription of a controlled substance for the alleviation of
  acute pain to between a three to ten day  supply;  and  to  amend  the
  insurance law, in relation to coverage of such prescriptions

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 3331 of the public health law,  as
amended  by  chapter  965  of  the  laws  of 1974, is amended to read as
follows:
  5. (A) No more than a thirty day supply or, pursuant to regulations of
the commissioner enumerating  conditions  warranting  specified  greater
supplies,  no more than a three month supply of a schedule II, III or IV
substance, as determined by the directed dosage and frequency of dosage,
may be dispensed by an authorized practitioner at one time.
  (B) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION, AN AUTHORIZED PRACTITIONER, WITHIN THE SCOPE OF HIS OR HER PROFES-
SIONAL  OPINION  OR  DISCRETION,  MAY DISPENSE OR PRESCRIBE NO MORE THAN
BETWEEN A THREE AND TEN DAY SUPPLY OF ANY SCHEDULE II OR III  CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE TO AN ULTIMATE USER UPON THE INITIAL CONSULTATION OR TREATMENT
OF SUCH USER FOR ACUTE PAIN.  THEREAFTER, THE DISPENSING AND PRESCRIBING
OF  THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARA-
GRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  (C) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION,  "ACUTE  PAIN"  MEANS  PAIN,
WHETHER  ACCIDENTAL  OR  INTENTIONAL,  THAT LASTS ONLY A SHORT OR FINITE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02570-02-4

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