senate Bill S2179A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 14, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 09, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 08, 2012 1st report cal.721
Feb 13, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
Feb 14, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 04, 2011 print number 2179a
amend and recommit to aging
Jan 18, 2011 referred to aging

Votes

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May 8, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S2179A
29
0
committee
29
Aye
0
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 13, 2012 - Aging committee Vote

S2179A
11
1
committee
11
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Feb 13, 2012

nay (1)

Feb 14, 2011 - Aging committee Vote

S2179A
11
1
committee
11
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Feb 14, 2011

nay (1)

Bill Amendments

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S2179 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2154A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2031, A1962

S2179 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S2179

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, Finance, 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

                       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

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  STATE  CONSUMER
PROTECTION  BOARD,  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 DIRECTOR SHALL  TAKE  SUCH  ACTIONS  AS  SHALL  BE
NECESSARY  AND  APPROPRIATE  TO MAKE SUCH GUIDE AVAILABLE 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  NOMINAL
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.
                                                           LBD04484-01-1

S2179A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2154A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2031, A1962

S2179A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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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.

view 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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