senate Bill S8809

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the enactment of the Safer Consumption Services Act

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May 21, 2018 referred to health

S8809 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8534
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33-B §§3398 - 3398-f
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S498, A60

S8809 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S8809 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8809 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8809

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 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.
  § 3398. SHORT TITLE. THIS ACT SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED  AS  THE
"SAFER CONSUMPTION SERVICES ACT".
  § 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.
  § 3398-B. PROGRAM APPROVAL. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER STATUTE,  LAW
OR  RULE  TO THE CONTRARY, THE DEPARTMENT OR A LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT MAY
APPROVE AN ENTITY TO OPERATE A PROGRAM IN ONE OR MORE JURISDICTIONS UPON
SATISFACTION OF THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS
SECTION.  THE  DEPARTMENT AND LOCAL HEALTH JURISDICTIONS SHALL ESTABLISH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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