|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to higher education|
|Jun 19, 2017||referred to higher education|
assembly Bill A8523
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A8523 (ACTIVE) - Details
A8523 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to prescribing opioids to a minor; prohibits practitioners from prescribing to a minor more than a seven day supply of any controlled substance containing an opioid and requires practitioners to obtain written parental consent before issuing a first prescription of a controlled substance containing an opioid to a minor; establishes exceptions.
A8523 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8523 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y June 19, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to prescribing opioids to a minor 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 section 3346 to read as follows: § 3346. PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS TO MINORS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "ANOTHER ADULT AUTHORIZED TO CONSENT TO THE MINOR'S MEDICAL TREAT- MENT" MEANS AN ADULT TO WHOM A MINOR'S PARENT OR GUARDIAN HAS GIVEN WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION TO CONSENT TO THE MINOR'S MEDICAL TREATMENT; (B) "MEDICAL EMERGENCY" MEANS A SITUATION THAT IN A PRACTITIONER'S GOOD FAITH MEDICAL JUDGMENT CREATES AN IMMEDIATE THREAT OF SERIOUS RISK TO THE LIFE OR PHYSICAL HEALTH OF A MINOR; AND (C) "MINOR" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE WHO IS NOT EMANCIPATED. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, AN INDIVIDUAL UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE IS EMANCIPATED ONLY IF THE INDIVIDUAL HAS MARRIED, HAS ENTERED THE ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES, HAS BECOME EMPLOYED AND SELF-SUSTAINING, OR OTHERWISE HAS BECOME INDEPENDENT FROM THE CARE AND CONTROL OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR CUSTODIAN. 2. (A) A PRACTITIONER SHALL NOT PRESCRIBE TO A MINOR MORE THAN A SEVEN DAY SUPPLY OF ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CONTAINING AN OPIOID. (B) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, BEFORE ISSUING FOR A MINOR THE FIRST PRESCRIPTION IN A SINGLE COURSE OF TREAT- MENT FOR A PARTICULAR COMPOUND THAT IS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CONTAINING AN OPIOID, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DOSAGE IS MODIFIED DURING THAT COURSE OF TREATMENT, A PRACTITIONER SHALL: (I) ASSESS WHETHER THE MINOR HAS EVER SUFFERED, OR IS CURRENTLY SUFFERING, FROM MENTAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS AND WHETHER EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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