assembly Bill A9878

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the commissioner of health to establish standards, and review and implement requirements for the performance of continuing medical education on pain management, palliative care and addiction

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May 27, 2014 referred to higher education


A9878 (ACTIVE) - Details

See other versions of this Bill:
, S7660
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3309-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8176
2015-2016: A355

A9878 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the commissioner of health to establish standards, and review and implement requirements for the performance of continuing medical education on pain management, palliative care and addiction.

A9878 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 27, 2014

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Higher Education

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


  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
with  prescription  pain  medication  addiction. Such website shall also
provide information regarding where individuals may properly dispose  of
controlled  substances  in  their  community and include active links to

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


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