senate Bill S6650

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing discharged patients with opioid overdose education and opioid antagonists for take home use

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 04, 2020 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 15, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 14, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 13, 2020 1st report cal.69
Jan 08, 2020 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse
Aug 14, 2019 referred to rules

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Jan 13, 2020 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee Vote: Jan 13, 2020

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S6650 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8541
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §29.15, Ment Hyg L; add §149-a, Cor L; amd §2803-u, Pub Health L

S6650 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the provision of opioid overdose education where a patient is about to be discharged or conditionally released from an inpatient facility or the release of an inmate who has been diagnosed with an opioid use disorder; further requires at discharge from the hospital that such individual be provided with two doses of opioid antagonists in a form approved for take home use by the federal food and drug administration.

S6650 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6650 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6650

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 14, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend  the  mental  hygiene  law,  in  relation  to  providing
  discharged  patients  with  opioid  overdose  training;  to  amend the
  correction law, in  relation  to  providing  discharged  inmates  with
  opioid  overdose  training;  and  to  amend  the public health law, in
  relation to the provision of opioid antagonists for take home use upon
  discharge from the hospital

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

  Section  1.  Section  29.15  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (o) to read as follows:
  (O) 1. A PATIENT ABOUT TO BE DISCHARGED OR CONDITIONALLY RELEASED FROM
AN INPATIENT FACILITY OPERATED OR LICENSED BY THE OFFICE  OF  ALCOHOLISM
AND  SUBSTANCE  ABUSE SERVICES AND WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH AN OPIOID
USE DISORDER SHALL PROVIDE SUCH PATIENT WITH AN OPIOID  OVERDOSE  EDUCA-
TION THAT:
  (I)  CONFORMS  TO  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OR FEDERAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION  GUIDELINES  FOR  OPIOID  OVERDOSE
EDUCATION;
  (II) EXPLAINS THE CAUSES OF AN OPIOID OVERDOSE;
  (III)  INSTRUCTS WHEN AND HOW TO ADMINISTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH MEDICAL
BEST PRACTICES BOTH:
  (A) LIFE-SAVING RESCUE TECHNIQUES; AND
  (B) AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST; AND
  (IV) EXPLAINS HOW TO CONTACT APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
  2. SUCH FACILITY SHALL ALSO PROVIDE THE  PATIENT  AS  THEY  LEAVE  THE
FACILITY WITH:
  (I) TWO DOSES OF AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST IN A FORM APPROVED FOR TAKE HOME
USE BY THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION; AND
  (II) A PRESCRIPTION FOR AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST.

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

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