senate Bill S2966

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prescribing an opioid antagonist with a patient's first opioid prescription each year

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Current Bill Status Via A336 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.904
substituted for s2966a
Jun 03, 2021 substituted by a336a
May 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2021 1st report cal.904
Apr 19, 2021 print number 2966a
Apr 19, 2021 amend and recommit to finance
reported and committed to finance
Jan 26, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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May 4, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S2966A
18
3
committee
18
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 20, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S2966
10
4
committee
10
Aye
4
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Apr 20, 2021

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

S2966 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5150

S2966 - Summary

Provides that with the first opioid prescription of each year for use in a setting other than a general hospital or nursing home under article twenty-eight of this chapter or facility under article thirty-one of the mental hygiene law, or when a practitioner is prescribing a controlled substance to a patient under the care of hospice, the prescriber shall prescribe an opioid antagonist when any of the following risk factors are present: a history of substance abuse disorder; high dose or cumulative prescriptions that result in 90 morphine milligram equivalents or higher per day; concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepine or nonbenzodiazepine sedative hypnotics.

S2966 - Sponsor Memo

S2966 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2966
 
                        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  prescribing  an
   opioid  antagonist  with  a  patient's  first opioid prescription in a
   given year

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 3309 of the public health law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7. WITH THE FIRST PRESCRIPTION TO A PARTICULAR PATIENT OF AN OPIOID OF
 EACH YEAR FOR USE IN A SETTING OTHER THAN A GENERAL HOSPITAL OR  NURSING
 HOME  UNDER ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER OR FACILITY UNDER ARTI-
 CLE THIRTY-ONE OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW,  OR  WHEN  A  PRACTITIONER  IS
 PRESCRIBING  A  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  TO  A  PATIENT  UNDER THE CARE OF
 HOSPICE AS DEFINED BY SECTION FOUR THOUSAND TWO  OF  THIS  CHAPTER,  THE
 PRESCRIBER  SHALL PRESCRIBE AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST WHEN ANY OF THE FOLLOW-
 ING RISK FACTORS ARE PRESENT: (A) A HISTORY OF SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER;
 (B)  HIGH  DOSE  OR  CUMULATIVE  PRESCRIPTIONS THAT RESULT IN OVER FIFTY
 MORPHINE MILLIGRAM EQUIVALENTS PER DAY; (C) CONCURRENT  USE  OF  OPIOIDS
 AND BENZODIAZEPINE OR NONBENZODIAZEPINE SEDATIVE HYPNOTICS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
 completed  by  the  commissioner  of  health on or before such effective
 date.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03417-01-1


Co-Sponsors

S2966A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3309, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5150

S2966A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that with the first opioid prescription of each year for use in a setting other than a general hospital or nursing home under article twenty-eight of this chapter or facility under article thirty-one of the mental hygiene law, or when a practitioner is prescribing a controlled substance to a patient under the care of hospice, the prescriber shall prescribe an opioid antagonist when any of the following risk factors are present: a history of substance abuse disorder; high dose or cumulative prescriptions that result in 90 morphine milligram equivalents or higher per day; concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepine or nonbenzodiazepine sedative hypnotics.

S2966A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2966A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2966--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. HARCKHAM, BROUK -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --
   reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
   on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  prescribing  an
   opioid  antagonist  with  a  patient's  first opioid prescription in a
   given year
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 3309 of the public health law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7. WITH THE FIRST PRESCRIPTION TO A PARTICULAR PATIENT OF AN OPIOID OF
 EACH YEAR FOR USE IN A SETTING OTHER THAN A GENERAL HOSPITAL OR  NURSING
 HOME  UNDER ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER OR FACILITY UNDER ARTI-
 CLE THIRTY-ONE OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW,  OR  WHEN  A  PRACTITIONER  IS
 PRESCRIBING  A  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  TO  A  PATIENT  UNDER THE CARE OF
 HOSPICE AS DEFINED BY SECTION FOUR THOUSAND TWO  OF  THIS  CHAPTER,  THE
 PRESCRIBER  SHALL PRESCRIBE AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST WHEN ANY OF THE FOLLOW-
 ING RISK FACTORS ARE PRESENT: (A) A HISTORY OF SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER;
 (B) HIGH DOSE OR CUMULATIVE PRESCRIPTIONS THAT RESULT IN NINETY MORPHINE
 MILLIGRAM  EQUIVALENTS  OR HIGHER PER DAY; (C) CONCURRENT USE OF OPIOIDS
 AND BENZODIAZEPINE OR NONBENZODIAZEPINE SEDATIVE HYPNOTICS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
 completed by the commissioner of health  on  or  before  such  effective
 date.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03417-05-1

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