senate Bill S2639

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires hospital and emergency room physicians to notify a patient's prescriber that such patient is being treated for a controlled substance overdose

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 30, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.864
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Apr 24, 2017 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2017 advanced to third reading
Mar 08, 2017 2nd report cal.
Mar 07, 2017 1st report cal.386
Jan 13, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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Apr 30, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S2639
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 7, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S2639
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2639 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1043
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3371 & 3343-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7946, A10229

S2639 - Summary

Requires hospital and emergency room physicians to consult the prescription monitoring program registry and to notify a patient's prescriber that such patient is being treated for a controlled substance overdose.

S2639 - Sponsor Memo

S2639 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2639

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

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

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