assembly Bill A7246B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders

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Current Bill Status Via S5935 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 19, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.456
substituted for a7246b
Jun 19, 2019 substituted by s5935a
Jun 17, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.456
rules report cal.456
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 13, 2019 print number 7246b
Jun 13, 2019 amend and recommit to ways and means
May 21, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
May 15, 2019 print number 7246a
May 15, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to health
Apr 18, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 4, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

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A7246 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5935
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§365-a & 364-j, Soc Serv L; amd §273, Pub Health L

A7246 - Summary

Relates to medication assisted treatment for substance abuse disorders; prohibits prior authorization.

A7246 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7246

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 18, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the social services law and the public  health  law,  in
  relation to medication for alcohol and opioid dependence being covered
  under state medical assistance programs

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 365-a of the social  services  law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E)  ALL  UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED FORMS OF
MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT PRESCRIBED FOR THE  TREATMENT  OF  ALCOHOL
DEPENDENCE  OR  TREATMENT OF OPIOID DEPENDENCE. SUCH MEDICATION ASSISTED
TREATMENT SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY  (I)  UTILIZATION  CONTROL,  OTHER
THAN  THOSE ESTABLISHED UNDER THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE
PATIENT PLACEMENT CRITERIA, (II) PRIOR AUTHORIZATION MANDATE,  OR  (III)
LIFETIME RESTRICTION LIMIT MANDATE.
  §  2.  Section 273 of the public health law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. NO PRIOR AUTHORIZATION UNDER THE PREFERRED DRUG PROGRAM  SHALL  BE
REQUIRED  FOR  ANY  UNITED  STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED
FORMS OF MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT PRESCRIBED FOR THE  TREATMENT  OF
ALCOHOL  DEPENDENCE  OR  TREATMENT OF OPIOID DEPENDENCE. SUCH MEDICATION
ASSISTED TREATMENT SHALL ALSO NOT BE  SUBJECT  TO  ANY  (I)  UTILIZATION
CONTROL,  OTHER  THAN  THOSE  ESTABLISHED  UNDER THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF
ADDICTION  MEDICINE  PATIENT  PLACEMENT  CRITERIA;  OR   (II)   LIFETIME
RESTRICTION LIMIT MANDATE.
  § 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10713-02-9

Co-Sponsors

A7246A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5935
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§365-a & 364-j, Soc Serv L; amd §273, Pub Health L

A7246A - Summary

Relates to medication assisted treatment for substance abuse disorders; prohibits prior authorization.

A7246A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7246--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law and the public health law, in
  relation to medication for the treatment of substance use disorders

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 365-a of the social services law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (gg) to read as follows:
  (GG) ALL UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED FORMS  OF
MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT PRESCRIBED ACCORDING TO GENERALLY ACCEPTED
NATIONAL  PROFESSIONAL  GUIDELINES  FOR THE TREATMENT OF A SUBSTANCE USE
DISORDER.  SUCH MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT SHALL NOT  BE  SUBJECT  TO
ANY PRIOR AUTHORIZATION MANDATE.
  §  2. Subdivision 26-b of section 364-j of the social services law, as
added by section 4 of part B of chapter 69  of  the  laws  of  2016,  is
amended to read as follows:
  26-b. Managed care providers shall not require prior authorization for
[an  initial  or  renewal  prescription  for buprenorphine or injectable
naltrexone  for  detoxification  or  maintenance  treatment  of   opioid
addiction  unless  the prescription is for a non-preferred or non-formu-
lary form of the drug or as otherwise required by section 1927(k)(6)  of
the  Social Security Act] ANY UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
APPROVED FORMS OF MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT PRESCRIBED ACCORDING  TO
GENERALLY ACCEPTED NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF
A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER.
  §  3. Subdivision 10 of section 273 of the public health law, as added
by section 5 of part B of chapter 69 of the laws of 2016, is amended  to
read as follows:
  10.  Prior  authorization  shall  not  be  required for [an initial or
renewal prescription for  buprenorphine  or  injectable  naltrexone  for

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

Co-Sponsors

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A7246B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5935
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§365-a & 364-j, Soc Serv L; amd §273, Pub Health L

A7246B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to medication assisted treatment for substance abuse disorders; prohibits prior authorization.

A7246B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7246--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, QUART, RICHARDSON, CARROLL, WEPRIN
  -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways
  and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the social services law and the public health law, in
  relation to medication for the treatment of substance use disorders

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 2 of section 365-a of the social services law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (gg) to read as follows:
  (GG) ALL BUPRENORPHINE PRODUCTS, METHADONE OR LONG  ACTING  INJECTABLE
NALTREXONE  FOR  DETOXIFICATION  OR MAINTENANCE TREATMENT OF A SUBSTANCE
USE DISORDER PRESCRIBED ACCORDING TO GENERALLY ACCEPTED NATIONAL PROFES-
SIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER.    SUCH
MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY PRIOR AUTHORI-
ZATION MANDATE.
  §  2. Subdivision 26-b of section 364-j of the social services law, as
added by section 4 of part B of chapter 69  of  the  laws  of  2016,  is
amended to read as follows:
  26-b. Managed care providers shall not require prior authorization for
[an  initial  or  renewal  prescription  for buprenorphine or injectable
naltrexone  for  detoxification  or  maintenance  treatment  of   opioid
addiction  unless  the prescription is for a non-preferred or non-formu-
lary form of the drug or as otherwise required by section 1927(k)(6)  of
the  Social  Security Act] ANY BUPRENORPHINE PRODUCTS, METHADONE OR LONG
ACTING INJECTABLE NALTREXONE FOR DETOXIFICATION OR MAINTENANCE TREATMENT
OF A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER PRESCRIBED ACCORDING TO  GENERALLY  ACCEPTED
NATIONAL  PROFESSIONAL  GUIDELINES  FOR THE TREATMENT OF A SUBSTANCE USE
DISORDER.

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

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