senate Bill S8914A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the establishment of a program for the use of medication assisted treatment for inmates

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2018 print number 8914a
Jun 06, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jun 04, 2018 referred to rules

S8914 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8774
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §625, amd §45, Cor L; add §19.18-c, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2161, A833

S8914 - Summary

Relates to the establishment of a program for the use of medication assisted treatment for inmates in both state and county correctional facilities; reporting requirements; substance use disorder treatment and transition services implemented in jails.

S8914 - Sponsor Memo

S8914 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8914

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the establishment  of
  a program for the use of medication assisted treatment for inmates

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

  Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new  section  625
to read as follows:
  §  625.  MEDICATION  ASSISTED TREATMENT IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. 1.
FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT"  MEANS  THE
USE  OF PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, METHADONE,
BUPRENORPHINE AND NALTREXONE, COMBINED WITH  COUNSELING  AND  BEHAVIORAL
THERAPIES,  AS  A  COMPREHENSIVE  APPROACH  TO  THE  TREATMENT OF OPIOID
ADDICTION.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO  BE  ADMINISTERED  AT
CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES IN THE STATE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF EMPLOYING MEDI-
CATION  ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR INMATES IN SUCH FACILITIES WHO ARE UNDER-
GOING TREATMENT FOR OPIOID ADDICTION. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE  ACCESS
TO  METHADONE,  BUPRENORPHINE  AND  NALTREXONE  FOR  THE  DURATION OF AN
INMATE'S INCARCERATION.   AFTER A MEDICAL  SCREENING,  INMATES  WHO  ARE
DETERMINED  TO  SUFFER FROM OPIOID ADDICTION, SHALL BE OFFERED PLACEMENT
IN THE MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT PROGRAM. PLACEMENT IN SUCH  PROGRAM
SHALL  NOT  BE  MANDATORY.  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE WEEKLY COUNSELING
SESSIONS FOR PARTICIPATING INMATES.
  3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL SUBMIT WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE
OF THIS SECTION AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, A REPORT TO THE  GOVERNOR,  THE
TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY ON THE
EFFECTIVENESS  OF THE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. SUCH
REPORTS SHALL INCLUDE AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF SUCH PROGRAM  ON  THE
PARTICIPATING  INMATES,  INCLUDING FACTORS SUCH AS INSTITUTIONAL ADJUST-
MENT, BEHAVIOR INFRACTIONS, AND  PROGRAM  PARTICIPATION,  AMONG  RELATED
RELEVANT  FACTORS. THE REPORTS SHALL ALSO INCLUDE THE IMPACT ON INSTITU-
TIONAL SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE AND  ANY  RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR  ADDITIONAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S8914A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8774
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §625, amd §45, Cor L; add §19.18-c, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2161, A833

S8914A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the establishment of a program for the use of medication assisted treatment for inmates in both state and county correctional facilities; reporting requirements; substance use disorder treatment and transition services implemented in jails.

S8914A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8914A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8914--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the establishment of
  a program for the use of medication assisted  treatment  for  inmates;
  and to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the implementation
  of substance use disorder treatment and transition services in jails

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

  Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new  section  625
to read as follows:
  §  625.  MEDICATION  ASSISTED TREATMENT IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. 1.
FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION  "MEDICATION  ASSISTED  TREATMENT"  MEANS
TREATMENT  OF  CHEMICAL  DEPENDENCE  OR ABUSE AND CONCOMITANT CONDITIONS
WITH MEDICATIONS REQUIRING A PRESCRIPTION OR ORDER  FROM  AN  AUTHORIZED
PRESCRIBING PROFESSIONAL.
  2.  (A) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM
AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO  BE  ADMINIS-
TERED AT CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT IN THE STATE, FOR
THE  PURPOSE  OF  EMPLOYING MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR INMATES IN
SUCH FACILITIES WHO ARE UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR A SUBSTANCE USE  DISOR-
DER.  SUCH PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF MEDICATION ASSISTED TREAT-
MENTS  APPROVED  FOR  THE  TREATMENT  OF A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER BY THE
FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR THE  DURATION  OF  AN  INMATE'S
INCARCERATION  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE  AN INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT PLAN FOR
EACH PARTICIPANT.  AFTER A MEDICAL SCREENING, INMATES WHO ARE DETERMINED
TO SUFFER  FROM  A  SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER,  FOR  WHICH  FDA  APPROVED
ADDICTION MEDICATIONS EXIST SHALL BE OFFERED PLACEMENT IN THE MEDICATION
ASSISTED  TREATMENT  PROGRAM.  PLACEMENT  IN  SUCH  PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE
MANDATORY. EACH PARTICIPATING  INMATE  SHALL  WORK  WITH  AN  AUTHORIZED
SPECIALIST  TO  DETERMINE AN INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT PLAN, INCLUDING AN
APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF COUNSELING.  DECISIONS REGARDING TYPE,  DOSAGE,  OR
DURATION  OF  ANY MEDICATION REGIMEN SHALL BE MADE BY A QUALIFIED HEALTH
CARE PROFESSIONAL LICENSED OR CERTIFIED UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE  EDUCA-
TION  LAW WHO IS AUTHORIZED TO ADMINISTER SUCH MEDICATION IN CONJUNCTION

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