senate Bill S7649A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to an information card on the distribution of opioid antagonists

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Jun 09, 2014 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2014 amended on third reading 7649a
ordered to third reading cal.1138
Jun 03, 2014 reported and committed to rules
May 23, 2014 referred to health

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Jun 3, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S7649
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
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Jun 3, 2014 - Health committee Vote

S7649
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0
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0
Excused
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S7649 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L

S7649 - Bill Texts

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Relates to an informational card on the distribution of opioid antagonists.

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BILL NUMBER:S7649

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
establishing an opioid overdose prevention program

PURPOSE: To provide an informational card with every nalozone kit
distributed under the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 adds a new subdivision 3 to section 3309 of the Public
Health Law to provide that any distribution of opioid antagonists
through the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program shall include an
informational card which includes steps to take after administration
of the opioid antagonist. The Commissioner may include any other
information deemed relevant.

JUSTIFICATION: Numerous reports have indicated an alarming rise in
heroin and opioid addiction and abuse in New York State, and across
much of the Northeastern United States including Vermont,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. A
heroin overdose is reported to have claimed the life of Philip Seymour
Hoffman, one of the most gifted and talented actors of his or any
generation, as well as the lives of hundreds of New Yorkers. As
reported by the Associated Press, and noted in the Register Star,
heroin-related deaths in New York State have more than doubled from
215 in 2008, to 478 in 2012.

Without question, the dramatic escalation in heroin and opioid abuse
poses a clear and present threat to the health, safety and well-being
of New Yorkers. Heroin abuse is now a public health epidemic requiring
proactive policy action to address the increase and mitigate its
consequences.

Opioid antagonists have proven highly effective in saving lives in the
event of an overdose by heroin or other opioids If left untreated, a
heroin overdose typically leads to respiratory problems, cardiac
arrhythmia and eventually death. Opioid antagonists help counteract
this death spiral by binding to opioid receptors and reversing - or
forestalling - an individual's physical reaction to an otherwise fatal
overdose. The intervening minutes can allow the timely intervention of
professionally trained emergency medical personnel.

Ensuring the safe and effective administration of opioid antagonists
is a priority The inclusion of an informational card that provides
specific step-by-step instructions for an individual to take after the
administration of an opioid antagonist is of paramount importance.
Employing such a detailed card will help ensure that the victim of a
heroin and opioid overdose receives the necessary, timely medical care
that can help save their life and prevent a tragedy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately


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

                                  7649

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MARCHIONE, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, CARLUCCI, FELDER,
  GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, HANNON, LANZA, LARKIN,  LITTLE,  MARCELLINO,
  MARTINS,  MAZIARZ,  NOZZOLIO,  O'MARA,  RANZENHOFER,  RITCHIE, ROBACH,
  SAVINO, SEWARD, VALESKY, YOUNG -- 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 establishing an
  opioid overdose prevention program

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 3309 of the public health
law are renumbered subdivisions 4 and 5 and a new subdivision 3 is added
to read as follows:
  3. ANY DISTRIBUTION OF OPIOID ANTAGONISTS THROUGH THIS  PROGRAM  SHALL
INCLUDE  AN  INFORMATIONAL  CARD.  THE  INFORMATIONAL CARD SHALL INCLUDE
INFORMATION ON: STEPS TO TAKE AFTER AN  OPIOID  ANTAGONIST  IS  ADMINIS-
TERED,  INCLUDING CALLING FIRST RESPONDERS; THE NUMBER FOR THE TOLL FREE
OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND  SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  SERVICES  HOPELINE;  HOW  TO
ACCESS THE TREATMENT PROVIDER DIRECTORY ON THE OFFICE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
SERVICES  WEBSITE;  AND  ANY  OTHER  INFORMATION  DEEMED RELEVANT BY THE
COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
S                                                          LBD15244-01-4

Co-Sponsors

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S7649A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L

S7649A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to an informational card on the distribution of opioid antagonists.

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BILL NUMBER:S7649A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to
establishing an opioid overdose prevention program

PURPOSE: To provide an informational card with every narcan kit
distributed under the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 adds a new subdivision 3 to section 3309 of the Public
Health Law to provide that any distribution of opioid antagonists
through the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program shall include an
informational card which includes steps to take after administration
of the opioid antagonist. The Commissioner may include any other
information deemed relevant.

JUSTIFICATION: Numerous reports have indicated an alarming rise in
heroin and opioid addiction and abuse in New York State, and across
much of the Northeastern United States including Vermont,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. A
heroin overdose is reported to have claimed the life of Philip Seymour
Hoffman, one of the most gifted and talented actors of his or any
generation, as well as the lives of hundreds of New Yorkers. As
reported by the Associated Press, and noted in the Register Star,
heroin-related deaths in New York State have more than doubled from
215 in 2008, to 478 in 2012.

Without question, the dramatic escalation in heroin and opioid abuse
poses a clear and present threat to the health, safety and well-being
of New Yorkers. Heroin abuse is now a public health epidemic requiring
proactive policy action to address the increase and mitigate its
consequences.

Opioid antagonists have proven highly effective in saving lives in the
event of an overdose by heroin or other opioids. If left untreated, a
heroin overdose typically leads to respiratory problems, cardiac
arrhythmia and eventually death. Opioid antagonists help counteract
this death spiral by binding to opioid receptors and reversing - or
forestalling - an individual's physical reaction to an otherwise fatal
overdose. The intervening minutes can allow the timely intervention of
professionally trained emergency medical personnel.

Ensuring the safe and effective administration of opioid antagonists
is a priority. The inclusion of an informational card that provides
specific step-by-step instructions for an individual to take after the
administration of an opioid antagonist is of paramount importance.
Employing such a detailed card will help ensure that the victim of a
heroin and opioid overdose receives the necessary, timely medical care
that can help save their life and prevent a tragedy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately


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

                                 7649--A
    Cal. No. 1138

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MARCHIONE, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, CARLUCCI, FELDER,
  GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, GRIFFO,  HANNON,  LANZA,  LARKIN,  LAVALLE,  LITTLE,
  MARCELLINO,  MARTINS, MAZIARZ, NOZZOLIO, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE,
  ROBACH, SAVINO, SEWARD, VALESKY,  YOUNG  --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
  tee on Rules -- 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 establishing an
  opioid overdose prevention program

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 3309 of the public health
law are renumbered subdivisions 4 and 5 and a new subdivision 3 is added
to read as follows:
  3. ANY DISTRIBUTION OF OPIOID ANTAGONISTS THROUGH THIS  PROGRAM  SHALL
INCLUDE  AN  INFORMATIONAL  CARD.  THE  INFORMATIONAL CARD SHALL INCLUDE
INFORMATION ON: STEPS TO TAKE AFTER AN  OPIOID  ANTAGONIST  IS  ADMINIS-
TERED,  INCLUDING CALLING FIRST RESPONDERS; THE NUMBER FOR THE TOLL FREE
OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND  SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  SERVICES  HOPELINE;  HOW  TO
ACCESS THE TREATMENT PROVIDER DIRECTORY ON THE OFFICE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
SERVICES  WEBSITE;  AND  ANY  OTHER  INFORMATION  DEEMED RELEVANT BY THE
COMMISSIONER. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE SUCH INFORMATIONAL CARDS  AVAIL-
ABLE TO THE OPIOID OVERDOSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15244-02-4

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