|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 17, 2016||referred to health|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1978
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 27, 2016||referred to health|
senate Bill S7946
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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S7946 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7946 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7946 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Requires hospital and emergency room physicians to notify a patient's prescriber that such patient is being treated for a controlled substance over dose. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Sections 1 through 3 of the bill amends Public Health Law Section 3371 to extend provisions relating to the confidentiality of certain health records to the conveyance of information relating to the treatment of a patient for a controlled substance overdose. Section 4 of the bill amends the opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of Public Health Law Section 3343-a by adding a requirement that every emergency room or hospital practitioner must consult the prescription monitoring program registry when treating a patient for a controlled
S7946 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7946 I N S E N A T E May 27, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- 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 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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