senate Bill S8976

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the department of health and the department of corrections and community supervision to study the effects of certain substances on law enforcement and correctional officers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 14, 2020 referred to rules

S8976 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health

S8976 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the department of health in conjunction with the department of corrections and community supervision to identify the short-term and long-term effects of fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, synthetic hallucinatory substances and certain prescription drug exposure on law enforcement officers and correctional officers who repeatedly come into contact with such substances during screening efforts at correctional facilities, raids and arrests.

S8976 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8976 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   8976
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 14, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to require the department  of  health  in  conjunction  with  the
   department  of  corrections  and  community  supervision  to study the
   effects of certain substances on law enforcement officers involved  in
   investigations,  raids, arrests and screenings at correctional facili-
   ties
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The department of health and the department of corrections
 and community supervision shall jointly conduct a study to identify  the
 short-term  and  long-term effects of fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine,
 cocaine, synthetic hallucinatory  substances  and  certain  prescription
 drug  exposure on law enforcement officers and correctional officers who
 repeatedly come into  contact  with  such  substances  during  screening
 efforts at correctional facilities, raids and arrests. The scope of such
 study shall include:
   (a) identifying short-term and long-term effects of repeated exposure;
   (b)  methods  law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities can
 utilize to identify and reduce repeated exposure;
   (c) a study of the effectiveness of current treatments for exposure;
   (d) establishing best practices to  reduce  short-term  and  long-term
 health impacts in accordance with subdivision (c) of this section;
   (e)  any  disparities  in  treatment  opportunities  for such exposure
 throughout New York state;
   (f) a recommendation on whether an increase in treatment opportunities
 is necessary by providing regional centers of care; and
   (g) any other topic or issue that  is  relevant  or  material  to  the
 completion of this study.
   §  2.  The  department of health and the department of corrections and
 community supervision shall submit a report no later than one year after
 the effective date of this act to the governor and  to  the  legislature
 detailing  the  departments'  findings,  conclusions and recommendations
 based on such study.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

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