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File #: Int 1683-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring parks enforcement patrol officers to be equipped with opioid antagonists
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring parks enforcement patrol officers to be equipped with opioid antagonists
Sponsors: Diana Ayala , Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require all Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to be equipped with an opioid antagonist, such as naloxone, while on duty. It would also require such officers to be trained on the use of opioid antagonists. The Department of Parks and Recreation would also be required to report on these trainings and on the administration of opioid antagonists by Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council each year.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1683, 2. Int. No. 1683, 3. September 12, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-12-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 12, 2019

Int. No. 1683

 

By Council Members Ayala and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring parks enforcement patrol officers to be equipped with opioid antagonists

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-156 to read as follows:

§ 18-156 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, narcan or any 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.

b. Opioid antagonist administration. 1. Each parks enforcement patrol officer shall be equipped with an opioid antagonist when on duty.

2. The department shall ensure each such offer receives opioid antagonist administration training.

3. The department shall ensure each such officer receives opioid antagonist administration refresher training every two years.

4. No later than July 31, 2020, and by July 31 of each year thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council an annual report containing the following information from the previous fiscal year:

(a) The number of such officers who have completed opioid antagonist administration training;

(b) The number of such officers who have completed opioid antagonist administration refresher training; and

(c) The number of times an opioid antagonist was administered by such officers, disaggregated by borough, council district and community board.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of parks and recreation shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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