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Bioethical Issues

Prescription Drug Abuse

Comments and recommendations from the Bioethical Issues Committee for proposed regulations to the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP), August 2013.

Prescription Pain Medication

A.355 (AM Rosenthal) / S.4348 (Sen. Hannon) - Authorizes the Commissioner of Health to establish standards, and review and implement requirements for the performance of continuing medical education on pain management, palliative care and addiction.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Bioethical Issues Committee, Reissued March 2015.

Surrogate Decision-Making Laws

S.7151/A.9647, S.7152/A.9548, S.7153/A.9671, S.7154/A.9566-A, S.7155/A.9670, S.7156/A.9648, S.7157/A.9549 - collectively, the Surrogate Decision Making Improvement Acts.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Health Law Committee and Bioethical Issues Committee, June 2014.



For a full list of committee reports, click here.