senate Bill S5935

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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 17, 2019 referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 14, 2019 amended on third reading 5935a
Jun 14, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jun 12, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1170
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 16, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 4, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5935
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5935 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§365-a & 364-j, Soc Serv L; amd §273, Pub Health L

S5935 - Summary

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

S5935 - Sponsor Memo

S5935 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5935

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

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
detoxification or maintenance treatment of opioid addiction  unless  the

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

Co-Sponsors

S5935A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§365-a & 364-j, Soc Serv L; amd §273, Pub Health L

S5935A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5935A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5935A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5935--A
    Cal. No. 1170

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HARCKHAM, BIAGGI, CARLUCCI, KAPLAN -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Health -- committee discharged and said bill committed to the  Commit-
  tee  on  Rules -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to a
  third reading,  passed  by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the  Assembly,
  recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored to third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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

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

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