senate Bill S4646

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of a serious condition regarding the medical use of marihuana

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Feb 08, 2021 referred to health

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

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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