|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to health|
|Feb 08, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S4646
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4646 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Health
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §3360, Pub Health L
S4646 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Defines a serious condition regarding the medical use of marihuana as a condition, or symptom or complication of the condition or its treatment, for which, in the practitioner's professional opinion and review of past treatments, the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from primary or adjunctive treatment with medical use of medical marihuana.
S4646 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4646 SPONSOR: SAVINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the definition of a serious condition regarding the medical use of marihuana PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To remove the statutory list of eligible conditions for medical marihua- na, and allow medical marijuana to be certified and used for a severe debilitating or life-threatening condition if, in the practitioner's professional opinion and review of past treatments, the patient is like- ly to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from it. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: - Amends the definition of "serious condition" in subdivision 7 of PHL § 3360 to include any severe debilitating or life-threatening condition, or symptom or complication of the condition or its treatment,
S4646 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4646 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 8, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- 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 the definition of a serious condition regarding the medical use of marihuana THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 3360 of the public health law, as added by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014 and paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 273 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows: 7. [(a)] "Serious condition" means[: (i) having one of the following severe debilitating or life-threaten- ing conditions: cancer, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, Huntington's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, pain that degrades health and functional capability where the use of medical marihuana is an alternative to opioid use, substance use disorder, or as added by the commissioner; and (ii) any of the following conditions where it is clinically associated with, or a complication of, a condition under this paragraph or its treatment: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures; severe or persistent muscle spasms; or such conditions as are added by the commissioner. (b) No later than eighteen months from the effective date of this section, the commissioner shall determine whether to add the following serious conditions: Alzheimer's, muscular dystrophy, dystonia, post- traumatic stress disorder and rheumatoid arthritis] A CONDITION, OR SYMPTOM OR COMPLICATION OF THE CONDITION OR ITS TREATMENT, FOR WHICH, IN THE PRACTITIONER'S PROFESSIONAL OPINION AND REVIEW OF PAST TREATMENTS, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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