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A09510 Summary:

COSPNSRDinowitz, Paulin, Hevesi, Lupardo, Brindisi, Cook, Hyndman, Ortiz, Russell, Skartados, Abinanti, Cahill, Rosenthal, Peoples-Stokes, Zebrowski, Lavine, McDonald, Lifton, Woerner, Skoufis, Seawright, Weprin
MLTSPNSRCeretto, Sepulveda, Simon
Amd §3360, Pub Health L
Relates to defining additional practitioners authorized to prescribe medical marihuana.
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A09510 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 10, 2016
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. GOTTFRIED, DINOWITZ, PAULIN, HEVESI, LUPARDO,
          by -- M. of A.  CERETTO, SEPULVEDA, SIMON -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Health
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to practitioners
          authorized to prescribe medical marihuana

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 12 of section 3360 of the public health law, as
     2  added by chapter 90 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
     3    12. "Practitioner" means a practitioner who (i) is a physician, physi-
     4  cian  assistant or nurse practitioner, licensed or certified by New York
     5  state and practicing within the state, acting within his or  her  lawful
     6  scope  of practice; (ii) [who] by training or experience is qualified to
     7  treat a serious condition  as  defined  in  subdivision  seven  of  this
     8  section; and (iii) has completed a two to four hour course as determined
     9  by  the  commissioner  in regulation and registered with the department;
    10  provided however, a registration shall not be denied without cause. Such
    11  course may count toward board certification requirements.  [The  commis-
    12  sioner  shall  consider  the inclusion of nurse practitioners under this
    13  title based upon considerations including access and availability. After
    14  such consideration the commissioner is authorized to deem nurse  practi-
    15  tioners as practitioners under this title.]
    16    §  2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
    17  ments to title 5-a of article 33 of the public health law made  by  this
    18  act  shall  not affect the expiration and repeal of such title and shall
    19  expire and be deemed repealed therewith.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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