senate Bill S8987A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing for the use of medical marihuana as an alternative to opioids for pain management and substance use disorder

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 24, 2018 signed chap.273
Sep 20, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.201
substituted for a11011b
Jun 18, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1918
Jun 15, 2018 print number 8987a
Jun 15, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jun 11, 2018 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S8987 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11011
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3360, Pub Health L

S8987 - Summary

Relates to allowing for the use of medical marihuana as an alternative to opioids for pain management and substance use disorder.

S8987 - Sponsor Memo

S8987 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8987

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 11, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AMEDORE, HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to allowing  for  the
  use of medical marihuana as an alternative to opioids for pain manage-
  ment

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

  Section 1. 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:
  (a) "Serious condition" means:
  (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, PAIN THAT DEGRADES
HEALTH AND FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITY WHERE THE USE OF MEDICAL  MARIHUANA  IS
AN ALTERNATIVE TO OPIOID USE, or as added by the commissioner; and
  (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
nausea; seizures; severe or persistent muscle spasms; or such conditions
as are added by the commissioner.
  §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the amendments to section 3360 of the public health law, made by section
one of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such section  and  shall
be deemed repealed therewith.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15986-03-8

Co-Sponsors

S8987A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11011
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3360, Pub Health L

S8987A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing for the use of medical marihuana as an alternative to opioids for pain management and substance use disorder.

S8987A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8987A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8987--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 11, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  AMEDORE, HANNON, AKSHAR, JACOBS, PHILLIPS -- 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 public health law, in relation to allowing  for  the
  use of medical marihuana as an alternative to opioids for pain manage-
  ment and substance use disorder

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

  Section 1. 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:
  (a) "Serious condition" means:
  (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, PAIN THAT DEGRADES
HEALTH AND FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITY WHERE THE USE OF MEDICAL  MARIHUANA  IS
AN ALTERNATIVE TO OPIOID USE, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER, or as added by the
commissioner; and
  (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
nausea; seizures; severe or persistent muscle spasms; or such conditions
as are added by the commissioner.
  §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the amendments to section 3360 of the public health law, made by section
one of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such section  and  shall
be deemed repealed therewith.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15986-04-8

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