assembly Bill A688

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Amends the public health law to add dysmenorrhea as a covered condition for medical marihuana

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.32
Feb 07, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.35
Feb 04, 2019 reported
Jan 09, 2019 referred to health

A688 (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: A582
2021-2022: A413, S5258
2023-2024: S4589

A688 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A688 (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 9, 2019

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  adding  dysmenor-
  rhea to the list of conditions covered for lawful medical use of mari-


  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, DYSMENORRHEA, positive status for human immuno-
deficiency 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  indi-
cation  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
  §  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deemed repealed therewith.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.