senate Bill S2179A

Provides for the creation of a drug guide for seniors regarding the drugs commonly used by people over 62 years of age

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 18 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 04 / Feb / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGING
  • 04 / Feb / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 2179A
  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 13 / Feb / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.721
  • 09 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Provides for the creation of a drug guide for seniors regarding the drugs commonly used by people over 62 years of age; provides that such guide will include functions and drug interactions.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2154A
Versions:
S2179
S2179A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2031, A1962
2007-2008: A6278A

Votes

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Nay
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aye with reservations
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absent
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excused
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2179A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the elder law, in relation to creating and distributing a drug
guide for senior consumers

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

The bill amends the elder law adding a new section 224, to require
that the director of SOFA publish a guide explaining the purpose,
function, and common drug interactions of drugs commonly used by
persons over the age of 62. The director is required work in
conjunction with the state board of pharmacy, and to consult with the
state consumer protection board. No action is required if there is no
appropriation. The guide is top be made available to individuals upon
request and without charge through local area agencies on aging
(AAA's), except that requests for more than ten copies must be
subject to a charge to cover the cost of reproduction and handling.

JUSTIFICATION:

The creation of a prescription drug guide for seniors would make
seniors aware of the specific effects of the drugs seniors commonly
use, so they understand the effects the drugs will have on them.
Often times, seniors are prescribed a lot of medication and/or
self-medicate with over the counter medicines. Certain drug
interactions can be life threatening. Seniors need to be made aware
of the likely contraindications of certain commonly prescribed drugs
and over the counter medications.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.6854 - 2007-08 - Referred to Aging, Died in Senate, Referred to Aging
S.2031 - 2009-10 - Referred to Aging, Died in Senate, Passed Assembly,
(A.1962)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

The bill is subject to making an appropriation.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

September 1 after enactment.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2179--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Aging  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to creating and distributing
  a drug guide for senior consumers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  elder  law is amended by adding a new section 224 to
read as follows:
  S 224. SENIOR DRUG GUIDE. THE DIRECTOR, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE  STATE
BOARD OF PHARMACY, AND AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
SHALL,  WITHIN AMOUNTS MADE AVAILABLE BY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR, PREPARE
AND PUBLISH A GUIDE EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE, FUNCTION,  AND  COMMON  DRUG
INTERACTIONS  OF  DRUGS  COMMONLY  USED  BY  PERSONS  OVER  THE  AGE  OF
SIXTY-TWO. THE GUIDE SHALL ALSO INCLUDE THE EFFECTS  OF  COMBINING  SUCH
MEDICATIONS  WITH  ALCOHOL  CONSUMPTION.    THE DIRECTOR SHALL TAKE SUCH
ACTIONS AS SHALL BE NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE TO MAKE SUCH GUIDE  AVAIL-
ABLE  TO  INDIVIDUALS UPON REQUEST AND WITHOUT CHARGE THROUGH DESIGNATED
AGENCIES, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION  TWO  HUNDRED  FOURTEEN  OF
THIS  TITLE,  EXCEPT  THAT  REQUESTS  FOR  MORE THAN TEN COPIES SHALL BE
SUBJECT TO A REASONABLE CHARGE TO COVER THE  COST  OF  REPRODUCTION  AND
HANDLING.
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04484-03-1

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