assembly Bill A273

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to consideration and prescription of non-opioid treatment alternatives for treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions

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Feb 11, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.91
Feb 09, 2021 reported
Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

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A273 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4640
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3331, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8256, S5867

A273 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a practitioner to consider and prescribe non-opioid treatment alternatives for treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

A273 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                    273
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  GRIFFIN,  GALEF -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to consideration  and
   prescription  of  non-opioid  treatment  alternatives for treatment of
   neuromusculoskeletal conditions

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 3331 of the public health law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
   9. (A) WHEN A PATIENT SEEKS  TREATMENT  FOR  ANY  NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL
 CONDITION  THAT  CAUSES  PAIN,  WHERE A PRACTITIONER CONSIDERS AN OPIOID
 TREATMENT, THE PRACTITIONER SHALL CONSIDER, DISCUSS  WITH  THE  PATIENT,
 AND,  AS  APPROPRIATE,  REFER OR PRESCRIBE NON-OPIOID TREATMENT ALTERNA-
 TIVES, BASED ON  THE  PRACTITIONER'S  CLINICAL  JUDGMENT  AND  FOLLOWING
 GENERALLY  ACCEPTED  NATIONAL  PROFESSIONAL OR TREATMENT GUIDELINES, AND
 CONSISTENT WITH  PATIENT  PREFERENCE  AND  CONSENT,  BEFORE  STARTING  A
 PATIENT  ON OPIOID TREATMENT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, NON-
 OPIOID TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:  ACUPUNC-
 TURE, CHIROPRACTIC,  MASSAGE  THERAPY,  PHYSICAL  THERAPY,  OCCUPATIONAL
 THERAPY, COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, NON-OPIOID MEDICATIONS, INTERVEN-
 TIONAL  TREATMENTS  AND  NON-CLINICAL  ACTIVITIES  SUCH AS EXERCISE. THE
 PRACTITIONER SHALL INFORM THE PATIENT THAT SOME TREATMENTS  MAY  NOT  BE
 COVERED BY THE PATIENT'S HEALTH COVERAGE.
   (B)  THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY FOR PATIENTS
 BEING TREATED UNDER ANY OF THE  FOLLOWING  CIRCUMSTANCES:  TREATMENT  OF
 CANCER;  HOSPICE OR OTHER END-OF-LIFE CARE; POST-SURGERY TREATMENT IMME-
 DIATELY FOLLOWING A SURGICAL PROCEDURE; OR IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.   FOR
 PURPOSES  OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "MEDICAL EMERGENCY" MEANS AN ACUTE INJURY
 OR ILLNESS THAT POSES AN IMMEDIATE RISK TO A PERSON'S LIFE OR HEALTH.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets