senate Bill S6477B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the use of opioid antagonists

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

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Jun 24, 2014 signed chap.42
Jun 23, 2014 delivered to governor
May 06, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.618
substituted for a8637b
Mar 27, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 18, 2014 amended on third reading 6477b
Mar 10, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 6477a
Feb 11, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2014 1st report cal.104
Jan 28, 2014 referred to health

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S6477 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8637B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L

S6477 - Summary

Provides for the use of opioid antagonists.

S6477 - Sponsor Memo

S6477 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6477

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2014
                               ___________

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  opioid  overdose
  prevention

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

  Section 1. Section 3309 of the public health law, as added by  chapter
413 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S  3309. Opioid overdose prevention. 1. The commissioner is authorized
to establish standards for approval of any  opioid  overdose  prevention
program  which may include, but not be limited to, standards for program
directors, appropriate clinical oversight, training, record keeping  and
reporting.
  2.  Notwithstanding  any inconsistent provisions of section sixty-five
hundred twelve of the education law or  any  other  law,  the  purchase,
acquisition,  possession or use of an opioid antagonist pursuant to this
section shall not constitute the unlawful practice of  a  profession  or
other violation under title eight of the education law or this article.
  3.    A  HEALTH  CARE  PROFESSIONAL WHO, ACTING IN GOOD FAITH AND WITH
REASONABLE CARE, PRESCRIBES OR DISPENSES AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST SHALL  NOT
BE SUBJECT TO ANY CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LIABILITY OR ANY PROFESSIONAL DISCI-
PLINARY  ACTION  FOR  (A)  SUCH  PRESCRIBING  OR DISPENSING, AND (B) ANY
OUTCOMES RESULTING FROM THE EVENTUAL ADMINISTRATION OF THE OPIOID ANTAG-
ONIST.
  4. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW OR REGULATION, A HEALTH CARE  PROFES-
SIONAL  OTHERWISE  AUTHORIZED  TO  PRESCRIBE  AN  OPIOID ANTAGONIST MAY,
DIRECTLY OR BY NON-PATIENT  SPECIFIC  ORDER,  PRESCRIBE,  DISPENSE,  AND
DISTRIBUTE  AN  OPIOID ANTAGONIST TO A PERSON AT RISK OF EXPERIENCING AN
OPIOID-RELATED OVERDOSE OR TO A FAMILY MEMBER, FRIEND, OR  OTHER  PERSON
IN  A  POSITION TO ASSIST A PERSON AT RISK OF EXPERIENCING AN OPIOID-RE-
LATED OVERDOSE. ANY SUCH PRESCRIPTION SHALL BE REGARDED AS BEING  ISSUED
FOR  A  LEGITIMATE  MEDICAL  PURPOSE IN THE USUAL COURSE OF PROFESSIONAL
PRACTICE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13628-01-4

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S6477A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8637B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L

S6477A - Summary

Provides for the use of opioid antagonists.

S6477A - Sponsor Memo

S6477A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6477--A
    Cal. No. 104

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HANNON, BOYLE, BALL, CARLUCCI, ESPAILLAT, GRISANTI,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, LANZA, MARTINS, MONTGOMERY, RIVERA
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Health -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to use of opioid
  antagonists

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

  Section  1. Section 3309 of the public health law, as added by chapter
413 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S 3309. Opioid overdose prevention. 1. The commissioner is  authorized
to  establish  standards  for approval of any opioid overdose prevention
program, AND OPIOID ANTAGONIST  PRESCRIBING,  DISPENSING,  DISTRIBUTION,
POSSESSION  AND  ADMINISTRATION  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION  which  may
include, but not be limited to, standards for program directors,  appro-
priate clinical oversight, training, record keeping and reporting.
  2.  Notwithstanding  any inconsistent provisions of section sixty-five
hundred twelve of the education law or  any  other  law,  the  purchase,
acquisition,  possession or use of an opioid antagonist pursuant to this
section shall not constitute the unlawful practice of  a  profession  or
other violation under title eight of the education law or this article.
  3. (A) AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (I)  "OPIOID  ANTAGONIST"  MEANS  A DRUG APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG
ADMINISTRATION THAT, WHEN ADMINISTERED, NEGATES OR NEUTRALIZES IN  WHOLE
OR IN PART THE PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AN OPIOID IN THE BODY. "OPIOID
ANTAGONIST"  SHALL BE LIMITED TO NALOXONE AND OTHER MEDICATIONS APPROVED
BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR SUCH PURPOSE.
  (II) "HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL" MEANS A PERSON LICENSED, REGISTERED OR
AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO TITLE EIGHT OF THE  EDUCATION  LAW  TO  PRESCRIBE
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

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

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S6477B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8637B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L

S6477B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the use of opioid antagonists.

S6477B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6477B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6477--B
    Cal. No. 104

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HANNON, BOYLE, BALL, CARLUCCI, ESPAILLAT, GRISANTI,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN,  KENNEDY,   KRUEGER,   LANZA,   MARCHIONE,
  MARTINS, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee on Health --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading -- again amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  use  of  opioid
  antagonists

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

  Section 1. Section 3309 of the public health law, as added by  chapter
413 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  S  3309. Opioid overdose prevention. 1. The commissioner is authorized
to establish standards for approval of any  opioid  overdose  prevention
program,  AND  OPIOID  ANTAGONIST PRESCRIBING, DISPENSING, DISTRIBUTION,
POSSESSION  AND  ADMINISTRATION  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION  which  may
include,  but not be limited to, standards for program directors, appro-
priate clinical oversight, training, record keeping and reporting.
  2. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of  section  sixty-five
hundred  twelve  of  the  education  law or any other law, the purchase,
acquisition, possession or use of an opioid antagonist pursuant to  this
section  shall  not  constitute the unlawful practice of a profession or
other violation under title eight of the education law or this article.
  3. (A) AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (I) "OPIOID ANTAGONIST" MEANS A DRUG APPROVED BY  THE  FOOD  AND  DRUG
ADMINISTRATION  THAT, WHEN ADMINISTERED, NEGATES OR NEUTRALIZES IN WHOLE
OR IN PART THE PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF AN OPIOID IN THE BODY. "OPIOID
ANTAGONIST" SHALL BE LIMITED TO NALOXONE AND OTHER MEDICATIONS  APPROVED
BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR SUCH PURPOSE.
  (II) "HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL" MEANS A PERSON LICENSED, REGISTERED OR
AUTHORIZED  PURSUANT  TO  TITLE  EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW TO PRESCRIBE
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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