Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 09, 2016||
referred to health
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1640
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Apr 15, 2016||
referred to health
Senate Bill S7337
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S7337 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S7337 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to prescribing opioids to a minor; prohibits practitioners from prescribing to a minor more than a seven day supply of any controlled substance containing an opioid and requires practitioners to obtain written parental consent before issuing a first prescription of a controlled substance containing an opioid to a minor; establishes exceptions.
2015-S7337 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7337 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to prescribing opioids to a minor PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To receive consent and to inform the minor and minor's parent, guardian, or other authorized adult of the dangers of taking a controlled substance containing an opioid. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 , parts 1(a), 1(b), and 1(c) define the following terms : "another adult authorized to consent to the minor's medical treatment", "medical emergency", and "minor". Subdivision 2 of section 1 states that a practitioner shall not be allowed to prescribe over seven days worth of a controlled substance containing an opioid to a minor. The practitioner must assess the minor's mental health, consider any substance abuse disorders they may have, and reflect on whether or not the minor is currently taking prescription drugs for the treatment of either a mental or substance abuse disorder. The minor and minor's parent, guardian, or other authorized adult must consent to the minor's medical treatment. Written consent for the prescription must be obtained from the minor's
2015-S7337 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7337 I N S E N A T E April 15, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AKSHAR -- 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 prescribing opioids to a minor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3346 to read as follows: S 3346. PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS TO MINORS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "ANOTHER ADULT AUTHORIZED TO CONSENT TO THE MINOR'S MEDICAL TREAT- MENT" MEANS AN ADULT TO WHOM A MINOR'S PARENT OR GUARDIAN HAS GIVEN WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION TO CONSENT TO THE MINOR'S MEDICAL TREATMENT; (B) "MEDICAL EMERGENCY" MEANS A SITUATION THAT IN A PRACTITIONER'S GOOD FAITH MEDICAL JUDGMENT CREATES AN IMMEDIATE THREAT OF SERIOUS RISK TO THE LIFE OR PHYSICAL HEALTH OF A MINOR; AND (C) "MINOR" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE WHO IS NOT EMANCIPATED. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, AN INDIVIDUAL UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE IS EMANCIPATED ONLY IF THE INDIVIDUAL HAS MARRIED, HAS ENTERED THE ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES, HAS BECOME EMPLOYED AND SELF-SUSTAINING, OR OTHERWISE HAS BECOME INDEPENDENT FROM THE CARE AND CONTROL OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR CUSTODIAN. 2. (A) A PRACTITIONER SHALL NOT PRESCRIBE TO A MINOR MORE THAN A SEVEN DAY SUPPLY OF ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CONTAINING AN OPIOID. (B) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, BEFORE ISSUING FOR A MINOR THE FIRST PRESCRIPTION IN A SINGLE COURSE OF TREAT- MENT FOR A PARTICULAR COMPOUND THAT IS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CONTAINING AN OPIOID, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DOSAGE IS MODIFIED DURING THAT COURSE OF TREATMENT, A PRACTITIONER SHALL: (I) ASSESS WHETHER THE MINOR HAS EVER SUFFERED, OR IS CURRENTLY SUFFERING, FROM MENTAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS AND WHETHER THE MINOR HAS TAKEN OR IS CURRENTLY TAKING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR TREAT- MENT OF THOSE DISORDERS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14817-02-6
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