Bill Text: NY A01659 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to allowing for the use of medical marihuana for autism spectrum disorder.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-6)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-11 - referred to health [A01659 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A01659-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 11, 2021

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA, SIMON, SAYEGH, FALL, GOTTFRIED,
          M. MILLER  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. DeSTEFANO, GALEF, THIELE
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to allowing  for  the
          use of medical marihuana for autism spectrum disorder

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision  7  of  section  3360  of  the
     2  public  health  law,  as  amended by chapter 273 of the laws of 2018, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) "Serious condition" means:
     5    (i) having one of the following severe debilitating or  life-threaten-
     6  ing conditions: cancer, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
     7  or  acquired  immune deficiency syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
     8  Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of
     9  the spinal cord with objective neurological  indication  of  intractable
    10  spasticity,   epilepsy,   inflammatory   bowel   disease,  neuropathies,
    11  Huntington's disease, autism spectrum  disorder,  post-traumatic  stress
    12  disorder,  pain that degrades health and functional capability where the
    13  use of medical marihuana is an alternative to opioid use, substance  use
    14  disorder, or as added by the commissioner; and
    15    (ii) any of the following conditions where it is clinically associated
    16  with,  or  a  complication  of,  a condition under this paragraph or its
    17  treatment: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or chronic pain;  severe
    18  nausea; seizures; severe or persistent muscle spasms; or such conditions
    19  as are added by the commissioner.
    20    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    21  the amendments to section 3360 of the public health law, made by section
    22  one of this act, shall not affect the repeal of such section  and  shall
    23  be deemed repealed therewith.

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