Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 04, 2020
referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
|Jan 15, 2020
advanced to third reading
|Jan 14, 2020
2nd report cal.
|Jan 13, 2020
1st report cal.69
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to alcoholism and substance abuse
|Aug 14, 2019
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6650
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S6650 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S6650 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires the provision of opioid overdose education where a patient is about to be discharged or conditionally released from an inpatient facility or the release of an inmate who has been diagnosed with an opioid use disorder; further requires at discharge from the hospital that such individual be provided with two doses of opioid antagonists in a form approved for take home use by the federal food and drug administration.
2019-S6650 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6650 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing discharged patients with opioid overdose training; to amend the correction law, in relation to providing discharged inmates with opioid overdose training; and to amend the public health law, in relation to the provision of opioid antagonists for take home use upon discharge from the hospital PURPOSE: Relates to providing discharged patients with opioid overdose education and opioid antagonist for take home use. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new subdivision (o) to Section 29.15 of the mental hygiene law, mandating that a patient about to be discharged or condi- tionally released from an inpatient facility operated or licensed by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and who has been
2019-S6650 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6650 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E August 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing discharged patients with opioid overdose training; to amend the correction law, in relation to providing discharged inmates with opioid overdose training; and to amend the public health law, in relation to the provision of opioid antagonists for take home use upon discharge from the hospital THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 29.15 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (o) to read as follows: (O) 1. A PATIENT ABOUT TO BE DISCHARGED OR CONDITIONALLY RELEASED FROM AN INPATIENT FACILITY OPERATED OR LICENSED BY THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES AND WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH AN OPIOID USE DISORDER SHALL PROVIDE SUCH PATIENT WITH AN OPIOID OVERDOSE EDUCA- TION THAT: (I) CONFORMS TO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OR FEDERAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINES FOR OPIOID OVERDOSE EDUCATION; (II) EXPLAINS THE CAUSES OF AN OPIOID OVERDOSE; (III) INSTRUCTS WHEN AND HOW TO ADMINISTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH MEDICAL BEST PRACTICES BOTH: (A) LIFE-SAVING RESCUE TECHNIQUES; AND (B) AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST; AND (IV) EXPLAINS HOW TO CONTACT APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. 2. SUCH FACILITY SHALL ALSO PROVIDE THE PATIENT AS THEY LEAVE THE FACILITY WITH: (I) TWO DOSES OF AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST IN A FORM APPROVED FOR TAKE HOME USE BY THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION; AND (II) A PRESCRIPTION FOR AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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