senate Bill S3348

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Refers individuals to appropriate service providers for substance use disorders

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 03, 2023 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 14, 2023 advanced to third reading
Feb 13, 2023 2nd report cal.
Feb 08, 2023 1st report cal.332
Jan 30, 2023 referred to alcoholism and substance use disorders


S3348 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2803-u, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S4359, A7354

S3348 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Refers individuals to appropriate service providers that are able to provide services to such individual within seventy-two hours for substance use disorders.

S3348 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3348 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 30, 2023
 Introduced by Sen. FERNANDEZ -- 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 referring individ-
   uals to appropriate service providers for substance use disorders

   Section  1.  Section  2803-u  of  the  public  health law, as added by
 section 1 of part C of chapter 70 of the laws of 2016 and subdivision  1
 as  amended  by  section  1 of subpart B of part BB of chapter 57 of the
 laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   § 2803-u. Hospital substance use disorder policies and procedures.  1.
 The  office  of  [alcoholism and substance abuse] ADDICTION services AND
 SUPPORTS, in consultation with the department, shall develop or  utilize
 existing  educational  materials  to be provided to general hospitals to
 disseminate to individuals with a documented substance use  disorder  or
 who  appear  to  have  or be at risk for a substance use disorder during
 discharge planning pursuant to section twenty-eight hundred  three-i  of
 this  article.  Such  materials  shall include information regarding the
 various types of  HARM  REDUCTION,  treatment,  and  recovery  services,
 including  but not limited to:  OVERDOSE PREVENTION AND SYRINGE EXCHANGE
 SERVICES; inpatient, outpatient, and medication-assisted treatment;  how
 to  recognize  the  need  for  treatment OR OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
 services; information for individuals to determine what type  and  level
 of  CARE  OR treatment is most appropriate and what resources are avail-
 able to them; and any other information the commissioner deems appropri-
 ate. General hospitals shall include in their  policies  and  procedures
 treatment  protocols,  consistent with medical standards, to be utilized
 by the emergency departments in general hospitals  for  the  appropriate
 use  of  medication-assisted  treatment,  including,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO
 buprenorphine, prior to discharge, or referral protocols for  evaluation
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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