senate Bill S8139

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 16, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1896
Jun 13, 2016 referred to rules


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S8139 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly 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

S8139 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S8139 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8139 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2016

Introduced  by Sen. MURPHY -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Rules

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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