senate Bill S7724

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to hypodermic syringes

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 23, 2010 referred to health
Jun 22, 2010 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2010 advanced to third reading
Jun 09, 2010 2nd report cal.
Jun 08, 2010 1st report cal.868
May 05, 2010 referred to health

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S7724 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10880
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3381, Pub Health L

S7724 - Summary

Relates to hypodermic syringes.

S7724 - Sponsor Memo

S7724 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7724

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. DUANE -- (at request of the Department of Health) --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to hypodermic syring-
  es

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 5 of section 3381 of the  public  health
law,  as  amended  by section 9-a of part B of chapter 58 of the laws of
2007, are amended to read as follows:
  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or furnish  to  another
person or persons, a hypodermic syringe or hypodermic needle except:
  (a) pursuant to a written prescription of a practitioner; or
  (b)  to persons who have been authorized by the commissioner to obtain
and possess such instruments; or
  (c) by a pharmacy licensed under article one hundred  thirty-seven  of
the  education  law, health care facility licensed under article twenty-
eight of this chapter or a health care  practitioner  who  is  otherwise
authorized to prescribe the use of hypodermic needles or syringes within
his  or  her  scope  of  practice;  provided, however, that such sale or
furnishing: (i) shall only be to a  person  eighteen  years  of  age  or
older; AND (ii) [shall be limited to a quantity of ten or less hypoderm-
ic  needles or syringes; and (iii)] shall be in accordance with subdivi-
sion five of this section.
  5. (a) A person eighteen years of age or older may obtain and  possess
a  hypodermic  syringe or hypodermic needle pursuant to paragraph (c) of
subdivision one of this section.
  (b) Subject to regulations of the commissioner,  a  pharmacy  licensed
under  article  one  hundred thirty-seven of the education law, a health
care facility licensed under article twenty-eight of this chapter  or  a
health  care  practitioner  who is otherwise authorized to prescribe the
use of hypodermic needles or syringes within his or her scope  of  prac-
tice,  may  obtain  and  possess  hypodermic needles or syringes for the
purpose of selling or furnishing  them  pursuant  to  paragraph  (c)  of

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

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