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S07755 Summary:

BILL NOS07755
 
SAME ASSAME AS A08904
 
SPONSORSAVINO
 
COSPNSRKRUEGER
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3360, Pub Health L
 
Defines a serious condition regarding the medical use of marihuana as a severe debilitating or life-threatening condition, or symptom or complication of the condition or its treatment, for which, in the practitioner's professional opinion and review of past treatments, the patient is likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from primary or adjunctive treatment with medical use of medical marihuana.
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S07755 Actions:

BILL NOS07755
 
02/16/2018REFERRED TO HEALTH
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S07755 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7755
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    February 16, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the definition  of
          a serious condition regarding the medical use of marihuana
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 3360 of the public health law,  as
     2  added  by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014 and paragraph (a) as amended by
     3  chapter 403 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
     4    7.  [(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, post-traumatic stress disorder, or as added by the
    12  commissioner; and
    13    (ii) any of the following conditions where it is clinically associated
    14  with, or a complication of, a condition  under  this  paragraph  or  its
    15  treatment:  cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or chronic pain; severe
    16  nausea; seizures; severe or persistent muscle spasms; or such conditions
    17  as are added by the commissioner.
    18    (b) No later than eighteen months from  the  effective  date  of  this
    19  section,  the  commissioner shall determine whether to add the following
    20  serious conditions: Alzheimer's,  muscular  dystrophy,  dystonia,  post-
    21  traumatic  stress disorder and rheumatoid arthritis] a severe debilitat-
    22  ing or life-threatening condition, or symptom  or  complication  of  the
    23  condition  or  its  treatment,  for which, in the practitioner's profes-
    24  sional opinion and review of past treatments, the patient is  likely  to
    25  receive  therapeutic  or  palliative  benefit from primary or adjunctive
    26  treatment with medical use of medical marihuana.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately,  provided  however,  that
    28  the  amendments to title 5-A of article 33 of the public health law made
    29  by this act shall not affect the expiration and repeal of such title and
    30  shall expire and be deemed repealed therewith.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13936-01-7
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