assembly Bill A10727

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the treatment of heroin and opioid addictions

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 22, 2016 signed chap.71
Jun 21, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.487
substituted for a10727
Jun 17, 2016 substituted by s8139
Jun 16, 2016 ordered to third reading rules cal.487
rules report cal.487
Jun 15, 2016 reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
Jun 14, 2016 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse


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A10727 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3309-a, 3331 & 3381, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §367-a, Soc Serv L; amd §19.09, Ment Hyg L

A10727 - Summary

Relates to providing training in pain management for certain individuals; relates to providing coverage for medically necessary inpatient services for the diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse disorder; directs the commissioner to create educational materials regarding the dangers of addiction to prescription controlled substances, treatment resources available and the proper way to dispose of unused prescription controlled substances; allows a pharmacy to offer counseling and referral services to customers purchasing hypodermic syringes.

A10727 - 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

                              June 14, 2016

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Rosenthal)
  -- (at request of the Governor) --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to providing training
  in  pain  management  for  certain  individuals (Part A); to amend the
  insurance law, in relation to providing coverage for medically  neces-
  sary  inpatient  services for the diagnosis and treatment of substance
  abuse disorder (Part B); to amend the public health  law,  the  social
  services  law,  and the insurance law, in relation to limiting initial
  prescriptions for opioids to a seven-day supply (Part C); and to amend
  the mental hygiene law and the public health law, in relation  to  the
  dissemination  of  information  by  pharmacists to customers regarding
  controlled  substances  and  counseling  for  individuals   purchasing
  syringes (Part D)


  Section 1. This act enacts into law major  components  of  legislation
related to the treatment of heroin and opioid addictions. Each component
is  wholly  contained within a Part identified as Parts A through D. The
effective date for each particular provision contained within such  Part
is  set  forth  in  the  last section of such Part. Any provision in any
section contained within a Part, including the  effective  date  of  the
Part,  which  makes a reference to a section "of this act", when used in
connection with that particular component, shall be deemed to  mean  and
refer  to  the  corresponding  section of the Part in which it is found.
Section three of this act sets forth the general effective date of  this

                                 PART A

  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 by and
subparagraph  (iv) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as added by section

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


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