|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 08, 2021||referred to alcoholism and drug abuse|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 03, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 02, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 01, 2021||1st report cal.439|
|Jan 26, 2021||referred to alcoholism and substance abuse|
senate Bill S2976
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2976 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2976 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires the provision of opioid overdose education where a patient is about to be discharged or conditionally released from an inpatient facility or the release of an inmate who has been diagnosed with an opioid use disorder; further requires at discharge from the hospital that such individual be provided with two doses of opioid antagonists in a form approved for take home use by the federal food and drug administration.
S2976 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2976 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing discharged patients with opioid overdose training; to amend the correction law, in relation to providing discharged inmates with opioid overdose training; and to amend the public health law, in relation to the provision of opioid antagonists for take home use upon discharge from the hospital PURPOSE: Relates to providing discharged patients with opioid overdose education and opioid antagonist for take home use. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new subdivision (o) to Section 29.15 of the mental hygiene law, mandating that a patient about to be discharged or condi-
S2976 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2976 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 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to providing discharged patients with opioid overdose training; to amend the correction law, in relation to providing discharged inmates with opioid overdose training; and to amend the public health law, in relation to the provision of opioid antagonists for take home use upon discharge from the hospital THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 29.15 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (o) to read as follows: (O) 1. A PATIENT ABOUT TO BE DISCHARGED OR CONDITIONALLY RELEASED FROM AN INPATIENT FACILITY OPERATED OR LICENSED BY THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES AND WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH AN OPIOID USE DISORDER SHALL PROVIDE SUCH PATIENT WITH AN OPIOID OVERDOSE EDUCA- TION THAT: (I) CONFORMS TO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OR FEDERAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINES FOR OPIOID OVERDOSE EDUCATION; (II) EXPLAINS THE CAUSES OF AN OPIOID OVERDOSE; (III) INSTRUCTS WHEN AND HOW TO ADMINISTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH MEDICAL BEST PRACTICES BOTH: (A) LIFE-SAVING RESCUE TECHNIQUES; AND (B) AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST; AND (IV) EXPLAINS HOW TO CONTACT APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. 2. SUCH FACILITY SHALL ALSO PROVIDE THE PATIENT AS THEY LEAVE THE FACILITY WITH: (I) TWO DOSES OF AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST IN A FORM APPROVED FOR TAKE HOME USE BY THE FEDERAL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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