assembly Bill A1616

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to adding autism as a covered condition for medical marihuana

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Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.79
Feb 07, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.38
Feb 04, 2019 reported
Jan 16, 2019 referred to health


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A1616 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3360, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9869
2021-2022: A1150, S2968

A1616 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to adding autism as a covered condition for lawful medical use of marihuana.

A1616 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2019

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to adding autism to
  the list of conditions covered for lawful medical use of marihuana


  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (i)  of  paragraph  (a) of subdivision 7 of
section 3360 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 273 of  the
laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
  (i)  having one of the following severe debilitating or life-threaten-
ing conditions: cancer, AUTISM, positive status for human  immunodefici-
ency  virus  or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the  nerv-
ous  tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of
intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel  disease,  neuropa-
thies,  Huntington's  disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain that
degrades health and functional capability where the use of medical mari-
huana is an alternative to opioid use, substance  use  disorder,  or  as
added by the commissioner; and
  §  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deemed repealed therewith.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.