senate Bill S2103A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of psychotropic medications in nursing homes and adult care facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 03, 2021 amended on third reading 2103a
Mar 11, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 09, 2021 1st report cal.541
Jan 19, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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Mar 9, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S2103
8
4
committee
8
Aye
4
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 9, 2021

aye wr (3)

S2103 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5841
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-d, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7351
2017-2018: S8752, A5332
2019-2020: S5441, A1033

S2103 - Summary

Enacts requirement for the use of psychotropic medications in nursing homes and adult care facilities; imposes limits as to time and documentation; requires informed consent under certain circumstances.

S2103 - Sponsor Memo

S2103 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2103
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 use of psycho-
   tropic medications in nursing homes and adult care facilities
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
 280-d to read as follows:
   §  280-D.  USE  OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS IN NURSING HOMES AND ADULT
 CARE FACILITIES. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   (A) "PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION" MEANS A DRUG THAT AFFECTS  BRAIN  ACTIV-
 ITIES  ASSOCIATED WITH MENTAL PROCESSES AND BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
 LIMITED TO, ANTIPSYCHOTICS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, ANTIANXIETY DRUGS OR ANXIO-
 LYTICS, AND HYPNOTICS;
   (B) "LAWFUL REPRESENTATIVE" MEANS, WHERE A PATIENT LACKS  CAPACITY  TO
 CONSENT  TO HEALTH CARE, A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO CONSENT ON BEHALF OF THE
 PATIENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A HEALTH CARE  AGENT  AUTHORIZED
 BY  A HEALTH CARE PROXY UNDER ARTICLE TWENTY-NINE-C OF THIS CHAPTER OR A
 SURROGATE UNDER ARTICLE TWENTY-NINE-CC OF THIS CHAPTER;
   (C) "INCREASE" WHEN USED IN RELATION TO AN ORDER  FOR  A  PSYCHOTROPIC
 MEDICATION,  MEANS  AN INCREASE OF THE DOSAGE OR DURATION OF THE MEDICA-
 TION ABOVE THE DOSAGE  OR  DURATION  COVERED  BY  THE  CURRENTLY  ACTIVE
 CONSENT;
   (D)  "HEALTH  CARE  PROFESSIONAL"  MEANS  A  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL,
 LICENSED, CERTIFIED OR AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE UNDER TITLE EIGHT  OF  THE
 EDUCATION  LAW,  ACTING  WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE, WHO
 HAS AUTHORITY TO ORDER A PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION; AND
   (E) "PATIENT" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A RESIDENT OF  A  RESIDENTIAL
 HEALTH CARE FACILITY AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER,
 OR  AN  ADULT  CARE FACILITY CERTIFIED UNDER SECTION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY-
 ONE-B OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S2103A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5841
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-d, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7351
2017-2018: S8752, A5332
2019-2020: S5441, A1033

S2103A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts requirement for the use of psychotropic medications in nursing homes and adult care facilities; imposes limits as to time and documentation; requires informed consent under certain circumstances.

S2103A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2103A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2103--A
     Cal. No. 541
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- reported favora-
   bly  from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered
   to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
   in the order of third reading

 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the use of psycho-
   tropic medications in nursing homes and adult care facilities
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
 280-d to read as follows:
   § 280-D. USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS IN NURSING  HOMES  AND  ADULT
 CARE FACILITIES. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   (A)  "PSYCHOTROPIC  MEDICATION" MEANS A DRUG THAT AFFECTS BRAIN ACTIV-
 ITIES ASSOCIATED WITH MENTAL PROCESSES AND BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING, BUT  NOT
 LIMITED TO, ANTIPSYCHOTICS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, ANTIANXIETY DRUGS OR ANXIO-
 LYTICS, AND HYPNOTICS;
   (B)  "LAWFUL  REPRESENTATIVE" MEANS, WHERE A PATIENT LACKS CAPACITY TO
 CONSENT TO HEALTH CARE, A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO CONSENT ON BEHALF OF  THE
 PATIENT,  INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A HEALTH CARE AGENT AUTHORIZED
 BY A HEALTH CARE PROXY UNDER ARTICLE TWENTY-NINE-C OF THIS CHAPTER OR  A
 SURROGATE UNDER ARTICLE TWENTY-NINE-CC OF THIS CHAPTER;
   (C)  "INCREASE"  WHEN  USED IN RELATION TO AN ORDER FOR A PSYCHOTROPIC
 MEDICATION, MEANS AN INCREASE OF THE DOSAGE OR DURATION OF  THE  MEDICA-
 TION  ABOVE  THE  DOSAGE  OR  DURATION  COVERED  BY THE CURRENTLY ACTIVE
 CONSENT;
   (D) "HEALTH CARE  PROFESSIONAL"  MEANS  A  HEALTH  CARE  PROFESSIONAL,
 LICENSED,  CERTIFIED  OR AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE
 EDUCATION LAW, ACTING WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE  OF  PRACTICE,  WHO
 HAS AUTHORITY TO ORDER A PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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