senate Bill S7509

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the medical use of marihuana as a way to alleviate the suffering of individuals who have debilitating medical conditions

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May 15, 2014 referred to health

S7509 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33 Title 5-A §§3360 - 3368, Pub Health L; amd §221.00, Pen L; add Art 20-B §490, Tax L

S7509 - Summary

Relates to the medical use of marijuana as a way to alleviate the suffering of individuals who have debilitating medical conditions.

S7509 - Sponsor Memo

S7509 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7509

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the penal law and the tax law, in
  relation to the use of medical marihuana by individuals suffering from
  debilitating medical conditions

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

  Section  1. Article 33 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new title 5-A to read as follows:
                                TITLE V-A
                        MEDICAL USE OF MARIHUANA
SECTION 3360. DEFINITIONS.
        3361. CERTIFICATION OF QUALIFYING PATIENTS.
        3362. APPLICABILITY.
        3363. REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
        3364. MEDICAL MARIHUANA ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT CENTER.
        3365. WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS TO PATIENT, CAREGIVER.
        3366. REPORTS  BY  MEDICAL   MARIHUANA   ALTERNATIVE   TREATMENT
                CENTERS.
        3367. REGULATIONS.
        3368. SEVERABILITY.
  S  3360. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS, UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES  OTHER-
WISE:
  1.  "BONA FIDE PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP" MEANS A RELATIONSHIP IN
WHICH THE PHYSICIAN HAS ONGOING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ASSESSMENT,  CARE
AND TREATMENT OF A QUALIFYING PATIENT'S DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITION.
  2. "CERTIFICATION" MEANS A STATEMENT SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN WITH WHOM A
QUALIFYING PATIENT HAS A BONA FIDE PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP, WHICH
ATTESTS  TO  THE  PHYSICIAN'S AUTHORIZATION FOR THE PATIENT TO APPLY FOR
REGISTRATION FOR THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIHUANA.
  3. "COMMISSIONER" MEANS THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH OF THE STATE OF NEW
YORK.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14302-04-4

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