senate Bill S8820

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Includes opioid use as a condition permitting the use of medical marihuana

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Finance Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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May 31, 2018 reported and committed to finance
May 22, 2018 referred to health

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May 31, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S8820
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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S8820 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3360, Pub Health L

S8820 - Summary

Includes opioid use as a condition permitting the use of medical marihuana.

S8820 - Sponsor Memo

S8820 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8820

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 22, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. AMEDORE -- 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 conditions permit-
  ting the use of medical marihuana

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (i)  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 to read as follows:
  (i)  having one of the following severe debilitating or life-threaten-
ing conditions: cancer, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, amyotrophic  lateral  sclerosis,
Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of
the  spinal  cord  with objective neurological indication of intractable
spasticity,  epilepsy,   inflammatory   bowel   disease,   neuropathies,
Huntington's  disease,  post-traumatic  stress disorder, AS A SUBSTITUTE
FOR OPIOIDS FOR CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO  LAST  LESS  THAN  THREE  MONTHS,
PROVIDED  THAT  THE MEDICAL RECORD MUST CONTAIN A WRITTEN TREATMENT PLAN
THAT FOLLOWS GENERALLY ACCEPTED NATIONAL  PROFESSIONAL  OR  GOVERNMENTAL
GUIDELINES,  EXCEPT  THAT THE FOLLOWING OF SUCH A WRITTEN TREATMENT PLAN
SHALL NOT APPLY IN THE CASE OF PATIENTS WHO ARE BEING TREATED FOR CANCER
THAT IS NOT IN REMISSION, WHO ARE IN HOSPICE OR OTHER END-OF-LIFE  CARE,
OR  WHOSE PAIN IS BEING TREATED AS PART OF PALLIATIVE CARE PRACTICES, or
as added by the commissioner; and
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
ments  to  title  5-A  of  article  33  of the public health law made by
section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of  such  title  and
shall be deemed repealed therewith.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15956-01-8

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