senate Bill S1546

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires health care professionals to prescribe opioid antagonists when prescribing an opioid

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Alcoholism And Substance Abuse Committee


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Jan 13, 2021 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse

S1546 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2567
Current Committee:
Senate Alcoholism And Substance Abuse
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8339, A10619

S1546 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health care professionals to prescribe opioid antagonists when prescribing an opioid and discuss the dangers of opioid addiction with such patient in a manner consistent with regulations promulgated by the commissioner of health.

S1546 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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