senate Bill S2976

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to providing discharged patients with opioid overdose education and opioid antagonists for take home use

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 08, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

Votes

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Mar 1, 2021 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S2976
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Committee Vote: Mar 1, 2021

nay (1)

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S2976 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A348
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §29.15, Ment Hyg L; add §149-a, Cor L; amd §2803-u, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6650, A8541

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

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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