senate Bill S3271

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires hospital and emergency room physicians to notify a patient's prescriber that such patient is being treated for a controlled substance overdose

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Feb 05, 2019 referred to health

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S3271 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3371 & 3343-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7946
2017-2018: S2639

S3271 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires hospital and emergency room physicians to consult the prescription monitoring program registry and to notify a patient's prescriber that such patient is being treated for a controlled substance overdose.

S3271 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3271 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3271

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 requiring hospital
  and emergency room physicians to notify a  patient's  prescriber  that
  such patient is being treated for a controlled substance overdose

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (i) and (j) of subdivision 1 of section 3371  of
the public health law, as added by section 4 of part A of chapter 447 of
the laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows:
  (i)  to a medical examiner or coroner who is an officer of or employed
by a state or local government, pursuant to his or her official  duties;
[and]
  (j) to an individual for the purpose of providing such individual with
his  or  her own controlled substance history or, in appropriate circum-
stances, in the case of a patient who lacks capacity to make health care
decisions, a person who has legal authority to make such  decisions  for
the patient and who would have legal access to the patient's health care
records, if requested from the department pursuant to subdivision six of
section  thirty-three  hundred  forty-three-a  of this article or from a
treating practitioner pursuant to subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (a)  of
subdivision two of this section; AND
  (K)  TO  A  PRACTITIONER  TO INFORM HIM OR HER THAT A PATIENT IS UNDER
TREATMENT FOR A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OVERDOSE BY HOSPITAL  OR  EMERGENCY
ROOM PRACTITIONER FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  §  2.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 3371 of the public
health law, as amended by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014, is amended  to
read as follows:
  (a)  a  practitioner,  or  a  designee authorized by such practitioner
pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision  two  of  section  thirty-three
hundred  forty-three-a or section thirty-three hundred sixty-one of this
article, for the purposes of: (i)  informing  the  practitioner  that  a
patient  may  be  under treatment with a controlled substance by another
practitioner OR THAT A PATIENT  IS  UNDER  TREATMENT  FOR  A  CONTROLLED

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