senate Bill S4716

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "right to try act" which grants access to terminally ill patients to investigational drugs, biological products and devices which may help the patients' conditions

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Apr 10, 2015 referred to health

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S4716 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8557
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 40-A ยงยง4050 - 4056, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2044

S4716 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "right to try act" which grants access to terminally ill patients to investigational drugs, biological products and devices which may help the patients' conditions.

S4716 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4716 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4716

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 10, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- 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  enacting  the
  "right to try act"

  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  article
40-A to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 40-A
                        ACCESS TO TREATMENTS FOR
                         TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS
SECTION 4050. SHORT TITLE.
        4051. LEGISLATIVE INTENT.
        4052. DEFINITIONS.
        4053. AVAILABILITY OF INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS
                AND DEVICES.
        4054. ACTION AGAINST HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.
        4055. ACCESS  TO  INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS AND
                DEVICES.
        4056. NO CAUSE OF ACTION CREATED.
  S 4050. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE  CITED  AS
THE "RIGHT TO TRY ACT".
  S  4051.  LEGISLATIVE INTENT.   IT IS THE INTENT OF THE LEGISLATURE TO
ALLOW FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS TO USE POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING  INVES-
TIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS AND DEVICES.
  S  4052. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND
PHRASES SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. (A) "ELIGIBLE PATIENT" MEANS A PERSON WHO HAS:
  (I) A TERMINAL ILLNESS, ATTESTED TO BY THE PATIENT'S  TREATING  PHYSI-
CIAN;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09968-02-5

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