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A08904 Summary:

BILL NOA08904
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07755
 
SPONSORGottfried
 
COSPNSRLupardo, Abinanti, Dinowitz, Rosenthal L, Ortiz, McDonald, Simon, Skoufis, Cahill, Bronson, D'Urso, Hevesi, Lifton, Morelle, Jaffee, Seawright, Weprin, Sepulveda
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Crespo, Lentol
 
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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A08904 Actions:

BILL NOA08904
 
01/05/2018referred to health
01/23/2018reported referred to codes
02/06/2018reported
02/08/2018advanced to third reading cal.643
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A08904 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8904
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 5, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO, ABINANTI, DINOWITZ, L. ROSEN-
          THAL,  ORTIZ, McDONALD, SIMON, SKOUFIS, CAHILL, BRONSON, D'URSO, HEVE-
          SI, LIFTON, MORELLE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, CRESPO  --
          read once and referred 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.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13936-01-7

        A. 8904                             2
 
     1    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately, provided however, that
     2  the amendments to title 5-A of article 33 of the public health law  made
     3  by this act shall not affect the expiration and repeal of such title and
     4  shall expire and be deemed repealed therewith.
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