assembly Bill A10229

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires hospital and emergency room physicians to notify a patient's prescriber that such patient is being treated for a controlled substance overdose

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May 17, 2016 referred to health

A10229 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7946
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3371 & 3343-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A1043, S2639
2019-2020: S3271

A10229 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires hospital and emergency room physicians to consult the prescription monitoring program registry and to notify a patient's prescriber that such patient is being treated for a controlled substance overdose.

A10229 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10229

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 17, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring hospital
  and  emergency  room  physicians to notify a patient's prescriber that
  such patient is being treated for a controlled substance overdose

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

  Section  1. Paragraphs (i) and (j) of subdivision 1 of section 3371 of
the public health law, as added by section 4 of part A of chapter 447 of
the laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows:
  (i) to a medical examiner or coroner who is an officer of or  employed
by  a state or local government, pursuant to his or her official duties;
[and]
  (j) to an individual for the purpose of providing such individual with
his or her own controlled substance history or, in  appropriate  circum-
stances, in the case of a patient who lacks capacity to make health care
decisions,  a  person who has legal authority to make such decisions for
the patient and who would have legal access to the patient's health care
records, if requested from the department pursuant to subdivision six of
section thirty-three hundred forty-three-a of this  article  or  from  a
treating  practitioner pursuant to subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (a) of
subdivision two of this section; AND
  (K) TO A PRACTITIONER TO INFORM HIM OR HER THAT  A  PATIENT  IS  UNDER
TREATMENT  FOR  A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OVERDOSE BY HOSPITAL OR EMERGENCY
ROOM PRACTITIONER FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of  section  3371  of  the  public
health  law, as amended by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014, is amended to
read as follows:
  (a) a practitioner, or a  designee  authorized  by  such  practitioner
pursuant  to  paragraph  (b)  of subdivision two of section thirty-three
hundred forty-three-a or section thirty-three hundred sixty-one of  this
article,  for  the  purposes  of:  (i) informing the practitioner that a
patient may be under treatment with a controlled  substance  by  another
practitioner  OR  THAT  A  PATIENT  IS  UNDER TREATMENT FOR A CONTROLLED

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

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