|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 13, 2021||referred to alcoholism and substance abuse|
senate Bill S1546
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Alcoholism And Substance Abuse Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1546 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1546 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1546 SPONSOR: BENJAMIN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring health care professionals to prescribe opioid antagonists when prescribing an opioid PURPOSE: Provides that when opioids are prescribed, the opioid antagonist shall be made available as well. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of 2 section 3309 of the Public Health Law to require the prescription of an opioid antagonist and discuss the dangers of opioid addiction with patients receiving such medication.
S1546 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1546 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring health care professionals to prescribe opioid antagonists when prescribing an opioid THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section 3309 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 42 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows: (i) A health care professional [may] SHALL prescribe [by] a patient- specific or non-patient-specific [prescription] OPIOID ANTAGONIST WHEN PRESCRIBING AN OPIOID, AND MAY ALSO, dispense or distribute, directly or indirectly, an opioid antagonist to an opioid antagonist recipient. SUCH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL SHALL DISCUSS THE DANGERS OF OPIOID ADDICTION WITH SUCH PATIENT IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER. § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04986-01-1
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