senate Bill S6571

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires reporting of alcohol overdose data; and makes opioid overdose reporting requirements permanent

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Current Bill Status Via A6166 - Passed Senate & Assembly

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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1763
substituted for s6571
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by a6166a
ordered to third reading cal.1763
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 06, 2021 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse

S6571 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L; amd §2, Chap 66 of 2016

S6571 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires reporting of alcohol overdose data in addition to existing opioid overdose reporting requirements; requires the commissioner of health to submit an annual statewide report and provide updated data to counties every three months; makes overdose reporting requirements permanent.

S6571 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6571 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                                May 6, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism  and  Substance
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to reporting of alco-
   hol overdose data; and to amend chapter 66 of the laws of 2016, amend-
   ing  the  public  health law, relating to reporting of opioid overdose
   data, in relation to making such provisions permanent
   Section  1. Subdivision 5 of section 3309 of the public health law, as
 amended by chapter 66 of the  laws  of  2016,  is  amended  to  read  as
   5.  The  commissioner  shall  publish findings on statewide opioid AND
 ALCOHOL overdose data that reviews overdose death rates and other infor-
 mation to ascertain changes in the cause and rates of opioid AND ALCOHOL
 overdoses, including fatal opioid  AND  ALCOHOL  overdoses.  The  report
 shall  be  submitted annually, on or before October first, to the gover-
 nor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the  assembly
 and  the  chairs of the senate and assembly health committees, and shall
 be made public on the department's internet website.  The  report  shall
 include, at a minimum, the following information on a county basis:
   (a) information on opioid AND ALCOHOL overdoses and opioid AND ALCOHOL
 overdose  deaths,  including  age,  gender,  ethnicity,  and  geographic
   (b) data on emergency room utilization for the treatment of opioid AND
 ALCOHOL overdose;
   (c) data on utilization of pre-hospital services;
   (d) data on the dispensing and utilization of opioid antagonists; and
   (e) any other information necessary to ascertain the  success  of  the
 program,  areas  of  the  state which are experiencing particularly high
 rates of  overdoses,  ways  to  determine  if  services,  resources  and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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