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File #: Int 1443-2017    Version: Name: Requiring that certain Dept of Homeless Services employees be trained in administering opioid antagonists.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 1/18/2017
Enactment date: 12/1/2017 Law number: 2017/225
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of social services and the department of homeless services to offer training to certain individuals in administering opioid antagonists
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Stephen T. Levin, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Margaret S. Chin, Corey D. Johnson, Carlos Menchaca, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Donovan J. Richards, Vincent J. Gentile, Antonio Reynoso, Barry S. Grodenchik, Fernando Cabrera , Andrew Cohen, Deborah L. Rose, Rosie Mendez, James Vacca, Rory I. Lancman, Mark Treyger, Daniel Dromm , Costa G. Constantinides, Helen K. Rosenthal, Paul A. Vallone, Ben Kallos, Mark Levine, Chaim M. Deutsch, I. Daneek Miller, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 27
Summary: Proposed Int. No. 1443-A would require training for certain staff working in Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters and Human Resources Administration (HRA) HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) facilities in administering naloxone (Narcan) to individuals who have overdosed on opioids. The bill would also require those facilities to have at least one trained staff on duty at all times. Proposed Int. 1443-A would require the agencies to develop and implement a plan to offer training to residents of HASA facilities and DHS shelters who may encounter persons experiencing or who are at a high risk of experiencing an opioid overdose. The bill would also require the agencies to annually report on the number of staff and residents who were trained, and the number of times an opioid antagonist was administered to a resident.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1443-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1443, 3. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Int. No. 1443, 5. Committee Report 4/20/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/20/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/20/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1443-A - 10/24/17, 9. Committee Report 10/30/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/30/17, 11. October 31, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-31-17, 13. Int. No. 1443-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 225, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 31, 2017, 18. Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Plan for (HRA), (HASA) and (DHS)
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12/1/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/2017ARitchie J. Torres Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017ARitchie J. Torres Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1443-A

 

By Council Members Torres, Levin, Salamanca, Chin, Johnson, Menchaca, Espinal, Richards, Gentile, Reynoso, Grodenchik, Cabrera, Cohen, Rose, Mendez, Vacca, Lancman, Treyger, Dromm, Constantinides, Rosenthal, Vallone, Kallos, Levine, Deutsch, Miller and Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of social services and the department of homeless services to offer training to certain individuals in administering opioid antagonists

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-129 to read as follows:

§ 21-129 Opioid antagonist administration training a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Opioid. The term “opioid” means an opiate as defined in section 3302 of the public health law.

Opioid antagonist. The term “opioid antagonist” means naloxone or other medication approved by the New York state department of health and the federal food and drug administration that, when administered, negates or neutralizes, in whole or in part, the pharmacological effects of an opioid in the human body.

Opioid antagonist administration training. The term “opioid antagonist administration training” means a program with the purpose of training individuals encountering a suspected opioid overdose about the steps to take in order to prevent a fatality, including contacting emergency medical services, and administering an opioid antagonist.

HASA facility. The term “HASA facility” means single room occupancy hotels or congregate facilities managed by a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. Opioid antagonist administration training. 1. The department shall provide opioid antagonist administration training to staff working at HASA facilities as identified by the department that may encounter persons experiencing or who are at high risk of experiencing an opioid overdose. The department shall require providers to ensure that at a minimum one such trained staff is on duty at a HASA facility at all times during the provider's usual business hours.

2. For such staff identified by the department, the department shall (i) provide a refresher training every two years or (ii) otherwise require that each trained employee undergo a refresher training every two years.

3. The department shall develop and implement an opioid overdose training plan to offer opioid overdose training to residents of HASA facilities who may encounter persons experiencing or who are at a high risk of experiencing an opioid overdose. No later than March 1, 2018, the commissioner of the department of social services shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post online, a comprehensive opioid overdose training plan for such residents. Such plan shall include, but need not be limited to:

(a) Strategies for the agency to offer opioid antagonist administration training to such residents of HASA facilities;

                     (b) Information on how such residents will be informed about the availability of such training;

                     (c) Information specific to the availability of such training;

(d) Information specific to the availability of opioid antagonist at HASA facilities; and

(e) The date by which the implementation of such plan will commence.

c. Beginning no later than September 1, 2018, and no later than every September 1 thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council an annual report regarding (i) the number of department employees and employees of service providers under contract with the department who have completed the opioid antagonist administration training, (ii) the number of department employees and employees of service providers under contract with the department who have completed a refresher training, and (iii) the number of residents living HASA facilities who have completed the opioid antagonist administration training. Such report shall also include the number of times an opioid antagonist was administered to a resident disaggregated by the type of facility where the administration occurred.

§ 2. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-320 to read as follows:

§ 21-320 Opioid antagonist administration training a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Opioid. The term “opioid” means an opiate as defined in section 3302 of the public health law.

Opioid antagonist. The term “opioid antagonist” means naloxone or other medication approved by the New York state department of health and the federal food and drug administration that, when administered, negates or neutralizes, in whole or in part, the pharmacological effects of an opioid in the human body.

Opioid antagonist administration training. The term “opioid antagonist administration training” means a program with the purpose of training individuals encountering a suspected opioid overdose with the steps to take in order to prevent a fatality, including contacting emergency medical services and administering an opioid antagonist.

Shelter. The term “shelter” means temporary emergency housing provided to homeless individuals by the department or by a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. Training. 1. The department shall provide opioid antagonist administration training to staff as identified by the department that may encounter persons experiencing or who are at high risk of experiencing an opioid overdose. The department shall require providers to ensure that at a minimum one such trained staff is on duty at all times during the provider's usual business hours.

2. For such employees identified by the department, the department shall (i) provide a refresher training every two years, or (ii) otherwise require that each trained employee undergo a refresher training every two years.

3. The department shall develop and implement an opioid overdose training plan to offer opioid overdose training to shelter residents who may encounter persons experiencing or who are at a high risk of experiencing an opioid overdose. No later than March 1, 2018, the commissioner of the department of social services shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post online, a comprehensive opioid overdose training plan informed, to the extent practicable, by the reporting pursuant to section 17-190, for such residents. Such plan shall include, but need not be limited to:                                          

(a) Strategies for the agency to offer opioid antagonist administration training to such shelter residents;

(b) Information on how such shelter residents will be informed about the availability of such training;

(c) Information specific to the availability of such training;

(d) Information specific to the availability of opioid antagonist at shelter facilities; and

(e) The date by which the implementation of such plan will commence.

c. Beginning no later than September 1, 2018, and no later than every September 1 thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council an annual report regarding (i) the number of department employees and employees of service providers under contract with the department who have completed the opioid antagonist administration training, (ii) the number of department employees and employees of service providers under contract with the department who have completed a refresher training and (iii) the number of shelter residents who have completed the opioid antagonist training. Such report shall also include the number of times an opioid antagonist was administered to a resident disaggregated by the type of facility where the administration occurred. 

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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