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File #: Int 1540-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to stock opioid antagonists in library buildings and train library staff.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction
On agenda: 4/18/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to stock opioid antagonists in library buildings and train library staff
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Mark Gjonaj , Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would mandate that the department of health and mental hygiene stock opioid antagonists in all library buildings and provide reversal training to all library staff.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1540, 2. Int. No. 1540, 3. April 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 18, 2019

Int. No. 1540

 

By Council Members Van Bramer, Gjonaj and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to stock opioid antagonists in library buildings and train library staff

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 19 to title 17 to read as follows:

Chapter 19. Opioid Overdose Prevention

§ 17-1900 a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

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

b. The department shall stock opioid antagonists in all library buildings pursuant to section 922 of the state education law.

c. The department shall offer overdose prevention and reversal training to all library staff pursuant to section 922 of the state education law. Such training shall include:

1. How to recognize an opioid overdose; and

2. How to properly administer common opioid antagonists to reverse an opioid overdose.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

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