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SB 2053 Summary:

BILL NOS02053
 
SAME ASSAME AS A03820
 
SPONSORRIVERA
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3331, Pub Health L
 
Limits the initial prescription of a controlled substance for the alleviation of acute pain from a seven-day supply to a three-day supply.
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SB 2053 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2053
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  limiting  the
          initial  prescription of a controlled substance for the alleviation of
          acute pain from a seven-day supply to a three-day supply

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  5 of section 3331 of the
     2  public health law, as added by section 1 of part C of chapter 71 of  the
     3  laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (b)  Notwithstanding  the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivi-
     5  sion, a practitioner, within the scope of his or her professional  opin-
     6  ion  or  discretion, may not prescribe more than a [seven-day] three-day
     7  supply of any schedule II, III, or IV opioid to an  ultimate  user  upon
     8  the  initial consultation or treatment of such user for acute pain. Upon
     9  any subsequent consultations for the same  pain,  the  practitioner  may
    10  issue,  in accordance with paragraph (a) of this subdivision, any appro-
    11  priate renewal, refill, or new prescription for the opioid or any  other
    12  drug.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07450-01-9
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