|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2014||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 03, 2014||ordered to third reading cal.1149|
reported and committed to rules
|May 23, 2014||referred to health|
senate Bill S7660
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7660 - Details
S7660 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7660 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the prescription pain medication awareness program and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: To require health care professionals authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete medical education on pain management, palliative care, and addition. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the Prescription Pain Medication Awareness Program under Public Health Law § 3309-a to require health care professionals licensed under title 8 of the education law to treat humans and authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete three hours of continuing medical education every two years that involves pain management. The curricula must include but is not limited to, I-Stop and drug enforcement administration requirements for prescribing control substances; pain management; appropriate prescribing; managing acute pain; pain; palliative medicine; preventative, screening and signs of addiction; responses to abuse and addiction; and end of life care. The Commissioner may allow for exemptions if the health care professionals met requirements per the Commissioners satisfaction. The commissioner must report on the impact of this legislation and any recommendations no later than three years after its enactment.
S7660 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7660 I N S E N A T E May 23, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HANNON, MAZIARZ, BALL, BONACIC, BOYLE, CARLUCCI, FELDER, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, LANZA, LARKIN, LITTLE, MARCELLINO, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, 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 the prescription pain medication awareness program and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3309-a of the public health law, as added by section 52 of part D of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012, subparagraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as amended and subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as added by section 1 and subdivisions 3 and 4 as amended by section 2 of part D of chapter 447 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: S 3309-a. Prescription pain medication awareness program. 1. There is hereby established within the department a prescription pain medication awareness program to educate the public and health care practitioners about the risks associated with prescribing and taking controlled substance pain medications. 2. Within the amounts appropriated, the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, shall[: (a) Develop] DEVELOP and conduct a public health education media campaign designed to alert youth, parents and the general population about the risks associated with prescription pain medications and the need to properly dispose of any unused medication. In developing this campaign, the commissioner shall consult with and use information provided by the work group established pursuant to subdivision [(b)] FOUR of this section and other relevant professional organizations. The campaign shall include an internet website providing information for parents, children and health care professionals on the risks associated with taking opioids and resources available to those needing assistance EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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