assembly Bill A8256A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to consideration and prescription of non-opioid treatment alternatives for treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2020 amended on third reading 8256a
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.321
Jun 17, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.435
rules report cal.435
reported
Jun 13, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 10, 2019 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

A8256 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5867
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3331, Pub Health L

A8256 - Summary

Requires a practitioner to consider and prescribe non-opioid treatment alternatives for treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

A8256 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8256

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 10, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to consideration  and
  prescription  of  non-opioid  treatment  alternatives for treatment of
  neuromusculoskeletal conditions

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

  Section  1. Section 3331 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. (A) WHEN A PATIENT SEEKS  TREATMENT  FOR  ANY  NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL
CONDITION  THAT CAUSES PAIN, A PRACTITIONER SHALL CONSIDER, DISCUSS WITH
THE PATIENT, AND, AS APPROPRIATE, REFER OR PRESCRIBE  NON-OPIOID  TREAT-
MENT  ALTERNATIVES,  BASED  ON  THE PRACTITIONER'S CLINICAL JUDGMENT AND
FOLLOWING GENERALLY ACCEPTED NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL OR  TREATMENT  GUIDE-
LINES, AND CONSISTENT WITH PATIENT PREFERENCE AND CONSENT, BEFORE START-
ING A PATIENT ON OPIOID TREATMENT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION,
NON-OPIOID  TREATMENT  ALTERNATIVES  INCLUDE,  BUT  ARE  NOT LIMITED TO:
ACUPUNCTURE, CHIROPRACTIC, MASSAGE THERAPY,  PHYSICAL  THERAPY,  OCCUPA-
TIONAL  THERAPY,  COGNITIVE  BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, NON-OPIOID MEDICATIONS,
AND NON-CLINICAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS  EXERCISE.  THE  PRACTITIONER  SHALL
INFORM  THE  PATIENT  THAT  SOME  TREATMENTS  MAY  NOT BE COVERED BY THE
PATIENT'S HEALTH COVERAGE.
  (B) THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY FOR  PATIENTS
BEING  TREATED  UNDER  ANY  OF THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES: TREATMENT OF
CANCER; HOSPICE OR OTHER END-OF-LIFE CARE; POST-SURGERY TREATMENT  IMME-
DIATELY  FOLLOWING A SURGICAL PROCEDURE; OR IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.  FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "MEDICAL EMERGENCY" MEANS AN ACUTE  INJURY
OR ILLNESS THAT POSES AN IMMEDIATE RISK TO A PERSON'S LIFE OR HEALTH.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13187-01-9

Co-Sponsors

A8256A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5867
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3331, Pub Health L

A8256A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a practitioner to consider and prescribe non-opioid treatment alternatives for treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

A8256A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8256--A
                                                        Cal. No. 321

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 10, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  GRIFFIN,  GALEF -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Health -- ordered  to  a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place on the order of
  third reading

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to consideration  and
  prescription  of  non-opioid  treatment  alternatives for treatment of
  neuromusculoskeletal conditions

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

  Section  1. Section 3331 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. (A) WHEN A PATIENT SEEKS  TREATMENT  FOR  ANY  NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL
CONDITION  THAT  CAUSES  PAIN,  WHERE A PRACTITIONER CONSIDERS AN OPIOID
TREATMENT, THE PRACTITIONER SHALL CONSIDER, DISCUSS  WITH  THE  PATIENT,
AND,  AS  APPROPRIATE,  REFER OR PRESCRIBE NON-OPIOID TREATMENT ALTERNA-
TIVES, BASED ON  THE  PRACTITIONER'S  CLINICAL  JUDGMENT  AND  FOLLOWING
GENERALLY  ACCEPTED  NATIONAL  PROFESSIONAL OR TREATMENT GUIDELINES, AND
CONSISTENT WITH  PATIENT  PREFERENCE  AND  CONSENT,  BEFORE  STARTING  A
PATIENT  ON OPIOID TREATMENT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NON-
OPIOID TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:  ACUPUNC-
TURE, CHIROPRACTIC,  MASSAGE  THERAPY,  PHYSICAL  THERAPY,  OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY, COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, NON-OPIOID MEDICATIONS, INTERVEN-
TIONAL  TREATMENTS  AND  NON-CLINICAL  ACTIVITIES  SUCH AS EXERCISE. THE
PRACTITIONER SHALL INFORM THE PATIENT THAT SOME TREATMENTS  MAY  NOT  BE
COVERED BY THE PATIENT'S HEALTH COVERAGE.
  (B)  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY FOR PATIENTS
BEING TREATED UNDER ANY OF THE  FOLLOWING  CIRCUMSTANCES:  TREATMENT  OF
CANCER;  HOSPICE OR OTHER END-OF-LIFE CARE; POST-SURGERY TREATMENT IMME-
DIATELY FOLLOWING A SURGICAL PROCEDURE; OR IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.   FOR
PURPOSES  OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "MEDICAL EMERGENCY" MEANS AN ACUTE INJURY
OR ILLNESS THAT POSES AN IMMEDIATE RISK TO A PERSON'S LIFE OR HEALTH.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.