assembly Bill A8637B

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the use of opioid antagonists

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
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
May 06, 2014 substituted by s6477b
May 01, 2014 advanced to third reading cal.618
Apr 29, 2014 reported
Apr 07, 2014 reported referred to codes
Mar 18, 2014 print number 8637b
Mar 18, 2014 amend and recommit to health
Mar 10, 2014 print number 8637a
Mar 10, 2014 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 29, 2014 referred to health

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A8637 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6477
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L

A8637 - Summary

Provides for the use of opioid antagonists.

A8637 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8637

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee 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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A8637A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6477
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L

A8637A - Summary

Provides for the use of opioid antagonists.

A8637A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8637--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. DINOWITZ, CLARK, CYMBROWITZ, GOTTFRIED, QUART,
  SALADINO, GALEF, ROSENTHAL, ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.
  BRAUNSTEIN,  COOK,  GIGLIO,  HEVESI,  McDONALD, PAULIN, PERRY, RIVERA,
  ROSA, SEPULVEDA -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Health
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD13628-03-4

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A8637B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6477
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L

A8637B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the use of opioid antagonists.

A8637B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8637--B

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, CYMBROWITZ, CLARK, QUART,
  GALEF, ROSENTHAL, ORTIZ, SALADINO,  MONTESANO,  GUNTHER,  P. LOPEZ  --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, COOK, GIGLIO, HEVESI, McDO-
  NALD, PAULIN, PERRY, RIVERA, ROSA, SEPULVEDA -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Health  -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

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.