Bill Text: NY A04915 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to death certificates for persons whose death is caused by an opioid overdose.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-13 - substituted by s1668 [A04915 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04915-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 5, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JEAN-PIERRE,  DICKENS, BARRON, JONES, GLICK,
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GIGLIO, SIMON -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to death certificates
          for persons whose death is caused by an opioid overdose
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision  4 of section 4141 of the
     2  public health law, as amended by chapter 153 of the  laws  of  2011,  is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (d)  Where  a  death is caused by an opioid overdose, such information
     5  shall be indicated on the certificate, including, if known to the person
     6  completing the death certificate, the specific opioid  that  caused  the
     7  death  of  the decedent, along with any other related information as the
     8  commissioner may require.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.