senate Bill S498

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the enactment of the Safer Consumption Services Act

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Jan 09, 2019 referred to health

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S498 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A60
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 33-B §§3398 - 3398-f, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8809, A8534
2021-2022: S603, A224

S498 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S498 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S498 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   498

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

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.

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

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