|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 22, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S2059
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2059 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2059 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2059 SPONSOR: SAVINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to allowing for facility caregivers to possess medical marihuana in a similar manner to that of a designated caregiver PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To expand the categories of practitioners authorized to certify patients for medical marijuana; authorize facility caregivers to possess medical marijuana in a similar manner to designated caregivers; expand laborato- ry testing of medical marijuana; authorize contracting out of certain services by medical marijuana companies; authorize additional dispensing sites; and authorize medical marijuana research. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Public Health Law § 3360 to allow any practitioner
S2059 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2059 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 22, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to allowing for facility caregivers to possess medical marihuana in a similar manner to that of a designated caregiver THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 12 of section 3360 of the public health law, as added by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014, is amended and a new subdivi- sion 19 is added to read as follows: 12. "Practitioner" means a practitioner who (i) is [a physician] AUTHORIZED BY THIS ARTICLE TO PRESCRIBE A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, IS licensed [by New York state and practicing within the state] OR OTHER- WISE AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW, AND IS ACTING WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE, (ii) [who] by training or experience is qualified to treat a serious condition as defined in subdivision seven of this section; and (iii) has completed a two to four hour course as determined by the commissioner in regulation and registered with the department; provided however, a registration shall not be denied without cause. Such course may count toward board certification requirements. [The commissioner shall consider the inclu- sion of nurse practitioners under this title based upon considerations including access and availability. After such consideration the commis- sioner is authorized to deem nurse practitioners as practitioners under this title.] 19. "MEDICAL MARIHUANA RESEARCH PROGRAM" MEANS A MEDICAL MARIHUANA RESEARCH PROGRAM UNDER SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN OF THIS TITLE. § 2. Subdivision 5 of section 3360 of the public health law, as added by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014, is amended and two new subdivisions 20 and 21 are added to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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