assembly Bill A9669

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to opioid overdose prevention in college housing

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Jan 31, 2018 referred to higher education

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A9669 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7640
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6438-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6407, S1170

A9669 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to opioid overdose prevention in college housing; requires training of residence assistants in the administration of opioid antagonists.

A9669 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9669

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  opioid  overdose
  prevention in college housing

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6438-a
to read as follows:
  § 6438-A. OPIOID OVERDOSE PREVENTION IN COLLEGE HOUSING. 1. ANY CAMPUS
OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR  ANY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHALL PROVIDE TRAINING IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF OPIOID
ANTAGONISTS  BY  A  PROGRAM  APPROVED UNDER SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED
NINE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW TO ANY RESIDENT ASSISTANT EMPLOYED BY SUCH
CAMPUS. ANY SUCH  CAMPUS  SHALL  PROVIDE  AND  MAINTAIN  ONSITE  IN  ANY
COLLEGE-OWNED   OR  COLLEGE-OPERATED  HOUSING,  OPIOID  ANTAGONISTS,  AS
DEFINED IN SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED NINE OF THE PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW,
IN QUANTITIES AND TYPES DEEMED BY THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH
THE  COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH. SUCH OPIOID ANTAGONISTS SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE
BY EACH RESIDENT ASSISTANT FOR USE DURING EMERGENCIES TO ANY STUDENT  OR
OTHER  INDIVIDUAL  ON COLLEGE-OWNED OR COLLEGE-OPERATED HOUSING PREMISES
SUSPECTED OF HAVING OPIOID OVERDOSE WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS  A  PREVIOUS
HISTORY OF OPIOID ABUSE.
  2.  OFFICIALS  AT ANY CAMPUS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, CITY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OR ANY COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAY DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL
EMPLOYEES WHO VOLUNTEER TO ADMINISTER OPIOID ANTAGONISTS IN THE EVENT  A
RESIDENT  ASSISTANT  IS  NOT  PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT A SUSPECTED OVERDOSE
INCIDENT, PROVIDED THAT SUCH  ADDITIONAL  EMPLOYEE  IS  TRAINED  IN  THE
ADMINISTRATION OF OPIOID ANTAGONISTS BY A PROGRAM APPROVED UNDER SECTION
THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED NINE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  3.  ANY PERSON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION RELATED TO,
OR ANY HARM RESULTING  FROM,  ADMINISTRATION  OF  AN  OPIOID  ANTAGONIST
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, PROVIDED THAT SUCH PERSON ACTED REASONABLY AND
IN GOOD FAITH.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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