assembly Bill A5172

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides access to medical marihuana for animals

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Feb 11, 2021 referred to health

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A5172 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3360, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10104
2019-2020: A970

A5172 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides access to medical marihuana for an animal when a veterinarian determines such animal has any medical condition that may benefit from treatment with medical marihuana.

A5172 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5172
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, LUPARDO, DICKENS, GALEF -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to access to  medical
   marihuana for animals
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 12 of section 3360 of the public  health
 law,  as added by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014, are amended to read as
 follows:
   3. "Certified patient" means a HUMAN patient OR ANIMAL who is a  resi-
 dent of New York state or receiving care and treatment in New York state
 as  determined by the commissioner in regulation, and is certified under
 section thirty-three hundred sixty-one of this title.
   12. "Practitioner"  means  a  practitioner  who  (i)  is  a  physician
 licensed  by  New  York  state  and  practicing within the state OR IS A
 VETERINARIAN LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OF THE
 EDUCATION LAW, (ii) who by training or experience is qualified to  treat
 a serious condition as defined in subdivision seven of this section; and
 (iii)  has  completed  a  two  to  four hour course as determined by the
 commissioner in regulation and registered with the department;  provided
 however,  a  registration shall not be denied without cause. Such course
 may count toward  board  certification  requirements.  The  commissioner
 shall  consider  the  inclusion  of nurse practitioners under this title
 based upon considerations including access and availability. After  such
 consideration the commissioner is authorized to deem nurse practitioners
 as practitioners under this title.
   §  2.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 7 of section 3360 of the public
 health law, as amended by chapter 273 of the laws of 2018, is amended to
 read as follows:
   (a) "Serious condition" means:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01962-01-1