assembly Bill A7521

Amended

Authorizes pharmacists to perform collaborative drug therapy management

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  • 23 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7521A

Summary

Authorizes pharmacists to perform collaborative drug therapy management.

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Bill Details

Versions:
A7521
A7521A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6801-a, Ed L; amd §5, Chap 21 of 2011
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7521

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, in relation to authorizing pharma-
  cists to perform collaborative drug therapy management, and  to  amend
  chapter  21 of the laws of 2011 amending the education law relating to
  authorizing pharmacists to perform collaborative drug therapy  manage-
  ment  with  physicians in certain settings, in relation to making such
  provisions permanent

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

  Section 1. Section 6801-a of the education law, as added by chapter 21
of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S   6801-a.   Collaborative  drug  therapy  management  [demonstration
program].  1. As used in this section, the following  terms  shall  have
the following meanings:
  a.  "Collaborative drug therapy management" shall mean the performance
of services by a pharmacist  relating  to  the  review,  evaluation  and
management  of  drug  therapy  to  a  patient, who is being treated by a
physician OR NURSE PRACTITIONER for a specific disease or disease state,
in accordance with a written agreement or protocol  with  a  voluntarily
participating physician OR NURSE PRACTITIONER and in accordance with the
policies,  procedures,  and protocols of the facility. Such agreement or
protocol as entered into by the physician OR NURSE  PRACTITIONER  and  a
pharmacist, may include, and shall be limited to:
  (i)  adjusting  or managing a drug regimen of a patient, pursuant to a
patient specific written order or protocol made by the patient's  physi-
cian  OR  NURSE PRACTITIONER, which may include adjusting drug strength,
frequency of administration or route of  administration.  Adjusting  the
drug  regimen  shall  not  include substituting or selecting a different
drug which differs from  that  initially  prescribed  by  the  patient's
physician  OR  NURSE  PRACTITIONER unless such substitution is expressly

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10244-01-3

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authorized in the written order or protocol.  The  pharmacist  shall  be
required  to  immediately  enter  into  the patient record any change or
changes made to the patient's drug therapy and shall use any  reasonable
means  or method established by the facility or the department to notify
any of the patient's other treating physicians  OR  NURSE  PRACTITIONERS
with  whom  he  or  she  does  not  have a written agreement or protocol
regarding such changes. The patient's physician  OR  NURSE  PRACTITIONER
may  prohibit,  by  written instruction, any adjustment or change in the
patient's drug regimen by the pharmacist;
  (ii) evaluating and, only if specifically authorized by  the  protocol
and  only  to the extent necessary to discharge the responsibilities set
forth in this section, ordering clinical laboratory tests related to the
drug therapy management for the specific disease or disease state speci-
fied within the protocol; and
  (iii) only if specifically authorized by the protocol and only to  the
extent  necessary  to  discharge  the responsibilities set forth in this
section, ordering or performing routine patient monitoring functions  as
may  be necessary in the drug therapy management, including the collect-
ing and reviewing of patient histories, and ordering or checking patient
vital signs, including pulse, temperature, blood pressure  and  respira-
tion.
  b.  "Written  agreement  or  protocol"  shall mean a written document,
pursuant to and consistent with any applicable state or federal require-
ments, that addresses a specific  disease  or  disease  state  and  that
describes  the nature and scope of collaborative drug therapy management
to be undertaken by the pharmacist, in collaboration  with  the  partic-
ipating   physician  OR  NURSE  PRACTITIONER,  in  accordance  with  the
provisions of this section.
  c. "Physician OR NURSE PRACTITIONER" shall mean the physician OR NURSE
PRACTITIONER, selected by or assigned to  a  patient,  who  has  primary
responsibility for the treatment and care of the patient for the disease
or  disease  state that is the subject of the collaborative drug therapy
management.
  d. "Facility" shall mean a [teaching] hospital, [including  any  diag-
nostic  center,  treatment  center, or hospital-based outpatient depart-
ment, however, for the purposes of this section, residential health care
facilities and nursing homes shall be excluded] AS DEFINED  BY  SUBDIVI-
SION  ONE  OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
[For the purposes of this section, a "teaching hospital"  shall  mean  a
hospital  licensed pursuant to article twenty-eight of the public health
law that is eligible to receive  direct  or  indirect  graduate  medical
education payments pursuant to article twenty-eight of the public health
law.]  IN ADDITION, A FACILITY MAY ALSO INCLUDE UP TO FIFTEEN COMMUNITY-
PRACTICE SITES, SELECTED BY THE  DEPARTMENT  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF HEALTH, WHERE PHARMACISTS AND PHYSICIANS OR NURSE PRACTI-
TIONERS MAY PROPOSE TO ENTER INTO COLLABORATIVE  ARRANGEMENTS,  PURSUANT
TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF THIS SECTION. SUCH SITES SHALL BE SELECTED BASED
UPON A REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT BY SUCH  PHAR-
MACISTS  AND  PHYSICIANS  OR NURSE PRACTITIONERS, WHICH DEMONSTRATE THAT
THE APPLICANTS CAN SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
  2. a. A pharmacist who meets the experience requirements of  paragraph
b  of this subdivision and who is EITHER employed by or otherwise affil-
iated with a facility OR IS PARTICIPATING WITH A COMMUNITY-PRACTICE SITE
SELECTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH D OF SUBDIVISION 1 OF THIS SECTION  shall
be permitted to enter into a written agreement or protocol with a physi-
cian  OR  NURSE  PRACTITIONER  authorizing  collaborative  drug  therapy

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management, subject to the limitations set forth in this section, within
the scope of such employment [or], affiliation OR PARTICIPATION.
  b. A participating pharmacist must:
  (i)(A)  have been awarded either a master of science in clinical phar-
macy or a doctor of pharmacy degree;
  (B) maintain a current unrestricted license; and
  (C) have a minimum of two years experience, of which at least one year
of such experience shall include clinical experience in a health facili-
ty, which involves consultation with physicians OR  NURSE  PRACTITIONERS
with  respect  to drug therapy and may include a residency at a facility
involving such consultation; or
  (ii)(A) have been awarded a bachelor of science in pharmacy;
  (B) maintain a current unrestricted license; and
  (C) within the last seven years, have a minimum of three years experi-
ence, of which at least one year of such experience shall include  clin-
ical  experience  in a health facility, which involves consultation with
physicians OR NURSE PRACTITIONERS with respect to drug therapy  and  may
include a residency at a facility involving such consultation.
  c. Notwithstanding any provision of this section, nothing herein shall
authorize the pharmacist to diagnose disease. In the event that a treat-
ing  physician  OR  NURSE PRACTITIONER may disagree with the exercise of
professional judgment by the pharmacist, the judgment  of  the  treating
physician OR NURSE PRACTITIONER shall prevail.
  3.  The  physician  OR  NURSE PRACTITIONER who is a party to a written
agreement or protocol authorizing collaborative drug therapy  management
IN  A FACILITY SETTING shall be employed by or otherwise affiliated with
the same facility with which the pharmacist is also employed  or  affil-
iated.
  4.  The  existence of a written agreement or protocol on collaborative
drug therapy management and the patient's right to choose to not partic-
ipate in collaborative drug therapy management shall be disclosed to any
patient who is eligible to receive collaborative  drug  therapy  manage-
ment. Collaborative drug therapy management shall not be utilized unless
the  patient  or  the  patient's  authorized representative consents, in
writing, to such management. If the patient or the patient's  authorized
representative  consents,  it  shall  be  noted on the patient's medical
record. If the patient or the patient's  authorized  representative  who
consented  to collaborative drug therapy management chooses to no longer
participate in such management, at any time, it shall be  noted  on  the
patient's  medical  record.  In  addition,  the existence of the written
agreement or protocol and the patient's consent to such management shall
be disclosed to the patient's primary physician  OR  NURSE  PRACTITIONER
and  any  other  treating  physician OR NURSE PRACTITIONER or healthcare
provider.
  5. Participation in a written agreement or protocol authorizing colla-
borative drug therapy management shall be  voluntary,  and  no  patient,
physician, NURSE PRACTITIONER, pharmacist, or facility shall be required
to participate.
  6. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to limit the scope of prac-
tice of pharmacy nor be deemed to limit the authority of pharmacists and
physicians  OR  NURSE  PRACTITIONERS  to engage in medication management
prior to the effective date of this section and to the extent authorized
by law.
  S 2. Section 5 of chapter 21 of the laws of 2011, amending the  educa-
tion  law  relating  to authorizing pharmacists to perform collaborative

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drug therapy management with physicians in certain settings, is  amended
to read as follows:
  S 5. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have become a law [and shall expire 3 years after such effec-
tive date when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed
repealed; provided, however, that the amendments  to  subdivision  1  of
section  6801 of the education law made by section one of this act shall
be subject to the expiration and reversion of such subdivision  pursuant
to section 8 of chapter 563 of the laws of 2008, when upon such date the
provisions  of  section  one-a  of this act shall take effect; provided,
further, that effective  immediately,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or
repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and
completed on or before such effective date].
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided that,  effective  immediately,  the
addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date  is  authorized
and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

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