senate Bill S2968

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to adding autism as a covered condition for medical marihuana

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 26, 2021 referred to health

S2968 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1150
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3360, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9869
2019-2020: S4163, A1616

S2968 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to adding autism as a covered condition for lawful medical use of marihuana.

S2968 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2968 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2968
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to adding  autism  to
   the list of conditions covered for lawful medical use of marihuana
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subparagraph (i) of  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:
   (i) having one of the following severe debilitating or  life-threaten-
 ing  conditions: cancer, AUTISM, positive status for human immunodefici-
 ency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome,  amyotrophic  lateral
 sclerosis,  Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nerv-
 ous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication  of
 intractable  spasticity,  epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropa-
 thies, Huntington's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder,  pain  that
 degrades health and functional capability where the use of medical mari-
 huana  is  an  alternative  to opioid use, substance use disorder, or as
 added by the commissioner; and
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided,  however,  that
 the  amendments to section 3360 of the public health law made by section
 one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be
 deemed repealed therewith.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00922-01-1


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