|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2018||referred to health|
senate Bill S8772
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S8772 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8772 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8772 SPONSOR: SAVINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to access to medical marihuana for animals PURPOSE: To allow licensed veterinarians to certify patients to use medical mari- huana and to add animals to the list of certified patients under the public health law SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends subdivision 3 of section 3360 of the public health law by adding the terms "human" and "animal" to the defi- nition of "certified patient." This section also amends subdivision 12 of section 3360 of the public health law by adding licensed veterinari- ans to the definition of "practitioner." Section two amends subdivision 7 of section 3360 of the public health
S8772 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8772 I N S E N A T E May 15, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- 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 access to medical marihuana for animals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 12 of section 3360 of the public health law, as added by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014, are amended to read as follows: 3. "Certified patient" means a HUMAN patient OR ANIMAL who is a resi- dent of New York state or receiving care and treatment in New York state as determined by the commissioner in regulation, and is certified under section thirty-three hundred sixty-one of this title. 12. "Practitioner" means a practitioner who (i) is a physician licensed by New York state and practicing within the state OR IS A VETERINARIAN LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, (ii) who by training or experience is qualified to treat a serious condition as defined in subdivision seven of this section; and (iii) has completed a two to four hour course as determined by the commissioner in regulation and registered with the department; provided however, a registration shall not be denied without cause. Such course may count toward board certification requirements. The commissioner shall consider the inclusion of nurse practitioners under this title based upon considerations including access and availability. After such consideration the commissioner is authorized to deem nurse practitioners as practitioners under this title. § 2. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 7 of section 3360 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 403 of the laws of 2017, is amended and a new subparagraph (iii) is added to read as follows: (ii) any of the following conditions where it is clinically associated with, or a complication of, a condition under this paragraph or its treatment: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or chronic pain; severe EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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