senate Bill S1421

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the prescription drug reimportation protection program for the investigation of the sale of unsafe drugs including internet sales

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 07, 2011 referred to finance

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S1421 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4130
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §216-e, Exec L; amd §206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1572, A4708

S1421 - Summary

Provides for the prescription drug reimportation protection program to be established by the superintendent of state police, for the investigation of the sale of unsafe drugs including internet sales.

S1421 - Sponsor Memo

S1421 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1421

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law and the public health law, in relation
  to the prescription drug reimportation protection program

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

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 216-e
to read as follows:
  S 216-E. PRESCRIPTION DRUG REIMPORTATION PROTECTION PROGRAM. 1.    THE
SUPERINTENDENT  SHALL  ESTABLISH  A PROGRAM TO INVESTIGATE ACTUAL AND/OR
SUSPECTED CASES OF REIMPORTATION OF UNSAFE DRUGS WITHIN THIS  STATE  AND
MAY  ASSIGN  EMPLOYEES  AS  DEEMED NECESSARY FOR THE PROPER OPERATION OF
SUCH PROGRAM.
  2. THE PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE THAT THE STATE POLICE MAY INVESTIGATE, AS
PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, ANY INTERNET WEBSITE WHICH OFFERS OR  PROVIDES
A  MECHANISM  TO  SELL  PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO CONSUMERS IN NEW YORK FROM
ANOTHER COUNTRY OR ANY ENTITY ACTING AS A  MIDDLEMAN  OR  AGENT  IN  THE
IMPORTATION  OR  REIMPORTATION FOR SALE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FROM OTHER
COUNTRIES. THE PROGRAM SHALL PROVIDE THAT THE STATE POLICE SHALL  INVES-
TIGATE  ANY COMPLAINT FROM A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL, OR FROM AN INDIVIDUAL,
CLAIMING THAT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS BEING IMPORTED OR  REIMPORTED  BY  SUCH
ENTITY  OR  THROUGH SUCH WEBSITE ARE ADULTERATED OR MISLABELED OR OTHER-
WISE IN VIOLATION OF SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE EDUCATION
LAW.
  3. THE PROGRAM SHALL FURTHER PROVIDE THAT THE STATE POLICE  SHALL  ACT
AS  THE COORDINATING AGENCY RESPONDING TO CASES OF SUSPECTED IMPORTATION
OR REIMPORTATION OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN A MANNER THAT IS IN  VIOLATION
OF  SUCH  SECTION  SIXTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW. THE
SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE POLICE SHALL  BY  REGULATION  ESTABLISH  UNIFORM
PROCEDURES  FOR  INVESTIGATION  AND  THE RECEIPT OF SUCH COMPLAINTS FROM
OTHER AGENCIES INVOLVED IN SUCH CASES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04386-01-1

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