senate Bill S8772

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides access to medical marihuana for animals

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May 15, 2018 referred to health

S8772 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3360, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S2835, A970
2021-2022: A5172
2023-2024: A2628

S8772 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides access to medical marihuana for animals.

S8772 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8772 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            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


  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
  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
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
  (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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