Bill Text: NY S01546 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires health care professionals to prescribe opioid antagonists when prescribing an opioid and discuss the dangers of opioid addiction with such patient in a manner consistent with regulations promulgated by the commissioner of health.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-13 - REFERRED TO ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE [S01546 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S01546-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          1546

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 13, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism  and  Substance
          Abuse

        AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring health
          care professionals to prescribe opioid antagonists when prescribing an
          opioid

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

     1    Section  1.  Subparagraph  (i)  of  paragraph  (b) of subdivision 3 of
     2  section 3309 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 42  of  the
     3  laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (i)  A  health care professional [may] shall prescribe [by] a patient-
     5  specific or non-patient-specific [prescription] opioid  antagonist  when
     6  prescribing an opioid, and may also, dispense or distribute, directly or
     7  indirectly, an opioid antagonist to an opioid antagonist recipient. Such
     8  health  care  professional shall discuss the dangers of opioid addiction
     9  with such patient in a manner consistent with regulations promulgated by
    10  the commissioner.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    12  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    13  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    14  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
    15  on or before such effective date.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04986-01-1
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