senate Bill S2059

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing for facility caregivers to possess medical marihuana in a similar manner to that of a designated caregiver

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 22, 2019 referred to health

S2059 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1131
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3360, 3362, 3363, 3364, 3365 & 3367, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8148, A10588

S2059 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing for facility caregivers to possess medical marihuana in a similar manner to that of a designated caregiver; relates to medical marihuana research.

S2059 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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