assembly Bill A8534

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the enactment of the Safer Consumption Services Act

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Jun 20, 2017 referred to health

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A8534 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8809
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33-B §§3398 - 3398-f, Pub Health L

A8534 - Summary

Enacts the safer consumption services act which provides for the establishment of a program to provide safe injection sites.

A8534 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8534

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the safer
  consumption services act

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new article
33-B to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 33-B
                     SAFER CONSUMPTION SERVICES ACT
SECTION 3398.   SHORT TITLE.
        3398-A. DEFINITIONS.
        3398-B. PROGRAM APPROVAL.
        3398-C. DESIGNATION.
        3398-D. REPORTING.
        3398-E. IMMUNITY PROVIDED.
        3398-F. LIMITATIONS ON IMMUNITY.
  S 3398. SHORT TITLE. THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED  AS  THE
"SAFER CONSUMPTION SERVICES ACT".
  S 3398-A. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  1.  "PROGRAM"  MEANS  A SAFER CONSUMPTION SERVICES PROGRAM ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  2. "ENTITY" MEANS  ANY  COMMUNITY  BASED  ORGANIZATION  THAT  PROVIDES
EDUCATIONAL, HEALTH, HARM REDUCTION, HOUSING, OR SOCIAL SERVICES AND ANY
HOSPITAL,  MEDICAL CLINIC OR OFFICE, HEALTH CENTER, NURSING CARE FACILI-
TY, MENTAL HEALTH  FACILITY,  OR  OTHER  SIMILAR  ENTITY  THAT  PROVIDES
MEDICAL CARE.
  3.  "PARTICIPANT"  MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO SEEKS TO UTILIZE, UTILIZES,
OR HAS USED A PROGRAM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
  S 3398-B. PROGRAM APPROVAL. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER STATUTE,  LAW
OR  RULE  TO THE CONTRARY, THE DEPARTMENT OR A LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT MAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13094-02-7

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