senate Bill S5086

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to expedited access to medical marihuana in certain cases

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7060 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 11, 2015 approval memo.5
signed chap.416
Oct 30, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s5086
Jun 15, 2015 substituted by a7060
ordered to third reading cal.1554
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 30, 2015 referred to health

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S5086 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7060
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3360, 3361, 3363 & 3369-b, add §3365-a, Pub Health L

S5086 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates an expedited access to medical marihuana in certain cases where a patient's condition is progressive and degenerative.

S5086 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5086 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5086

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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  expedited  access
  to medical marihuana in certain cases

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and  intent.  The  Legislature  hereby
finds  and  declares  it  necessary to establish an emergency program to
provide appropriate medical marihuana for certain patients whose serious
condition is progressive and degenerative  or  for  whom  delay  in  the
patient's certified medical use of marihuana poses a serious risk to the
patient's life or health, and that emergency action is needed before the
full medical marihuana program established under title V-A of article 33
of  the public health law is implemented, to protect the life and health
of these patients.
  S 2 Section 3360 of the public health law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18.  "SPECIAL  CERTIFICATION" MEANS A SPECIAL CERTIFICATION MADE UNDER
SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE OF THIS TITLE.
  S 3. Section 3361 of the public health law is amended by adding a  new
subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.(A)  A  CERTIFICATION MAY BE A SPECIAL CERTIFICATION IF, IN ADDITION
TO THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTIFICATION, THE  PRACTITIONER  CERTI-
FIES  IN  THE  CERTIFICATION  THAT  THE  PATIENT'S  SERIOUS CONDITION IS
PROGRESSIVE AND DEGENERATIVE OR THAT DELAY IN  THE  PATIENT'S  CERTIFIED
MEDICAL  USE  OF MARIHUANA POSES A SERIOUS RISK TO THE PATIENT'S LIFE OR
HEALTH.
  (B) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CREATE THE FORM TO  BE  USED  FOR  A  SPECIAL
CERTIFICATION  AND  SHALL MAKE THAT FORM AVAILABLE TO BE DOWNLOADED FROM
THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10427-01-5

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