senate Bill S3027B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes optometrists to prescribe certain drugs that may be used for therapeutic purposes and taken orally

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2012 print number 3027b
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 05, 2012 print number 3027a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Feb 07, 2011 referred to higher education

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S3027 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A363B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7101-a & 7106, Ed L

S3027 - Summary

Authorizes optometrists certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment or prevention of ocular disease, to also use specified oral pharmaceutical agents in their practices; requires completion of a 25 hour phase three therapeutic pharmaceutical agent certification course of didactic education; permits the commissioner of health to recommend other categories of drugs that may also be prescribed.

S3027 - Sponsor Memo

S3027 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3027

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the practice of  opto-
  metry

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

  Section 1.   Subparagraph (v) of paragraph (d)  of  subdivision  1  of
section 7101-a of the education law, as added by chapter 517 of the laws
of  1995,  is  amended  and  a new subparagraph (vi) is added to read as
follows:
  (v) Disclosing agents and other substances used  in  conjunction  with
these drugs as part of a diagnostic procedure[.];
  (VI)  SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF  SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S  2. Subparagraph (viii) of paragraph (e) of subdivision 1 of section
7101-a of the education law, as added by chapter  517  of  the  laws  of
1995,  is  amended  and  a  new  subparagraph  (ix)  is added to read as
follows:
  (viii) artificial tears and lubricants[.];
  (IX) SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 3. Subdivision 1 of section 7101-a of the education law  is  amended
by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G)  PHASE THREE THERAPEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS. PHASE THREE THERA-
PEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS SHALL MEAN THOSE ORALLY ADMINISTERED  DRUGS
USED  FOR  THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE EYE
AND ADNEXA AND SHALL BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) ANTIBIOTICS;
  (II) DECONGESTANTS/ANTI-ALLERGENIC/ANTIHISTAMINES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00327-04-1

Co-Sponsors

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S3027A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A363B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7101-a & 7106, Ed L

S3027A - Summary

Authorizes optometrists certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment or prevention of ocular disease, to also use specified oral pharmaceutical agents in their practices; requires completion of a 25 hour phase three therapeutic pharmaceutical agent certification course of didactic education; permits the commissioner of health to recommend other categories of drugs that may also be prescribed.

S3027A - Sponsor Memo

S3027A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3027--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LIBOUS,  ADAMS,  ESPAILLAT,  LANZA,  OPPENHEIMER,
  RITCHIE, VALESKY, YOUNG, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher  Education  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Higher Education in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the practice of opto-
  metry

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

  Section  1.    Subparagraph  (v)  of paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of
section 7101-a of the education law, as added by chapter 517 of the laws
of 1995, is amended and a new subparagraph (vi)  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (v)  Disclosing  agents  and other substances used in conjunction with
these drugs as part of a diagnostic procedure[.];
  (VI) SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. Subparagraph (viii) of paragraph (e) of subdivision 1 of  section
7101-a  of  the  education  law,  as added by chapter 517 of the laws of
1995, is amended and a  new  subparagraph  (ix)  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (viii) artificial tears and lubricants[.];
  (IX)  SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF  SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S  3.  Subdivision 1 of section 7101-a of the education law is amended
by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G) PHASE THREE THERAPEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS. PHASE THREE  THERA-
PEUTIC  PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS SHALL MEAN THOSE ORALLY ADMINISTERED DRUGS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00327-06-2

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S3027B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A363B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7101-a & 7106, Ed L

S3027B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes optometrists certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment or prevention of ocular disease, to also use specified oral pharmaceutical agents in their practices; requires completion of a 25 hour phase three therapeutic pharmaceutical agent certification course of didactic education; permits the commissioner of health to recommend other categories of drugs that may also be prescribed.

S3027B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3027B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3027--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LIBOUS, ADAMS, ADDABBO, CARLUCCI, ESPAILLAT, GRISAN-
  TI,  LANZA,  PARKER, RITCHIE, VALESKY, YOUNG, ZELDIN -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Higher  Education  -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education
  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the practice of  opto-
  metry

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

  Section 1.   Subparagraph (v) of paragraph (d)  of  subdivision  1  of
section 7101-a of the education law, as added by chapter 517 of the laws
of  1995,  is  amended  and  a new subparagraph (vi) is added to read as
follows:
  (v) Disclosing agents and other substances used  in  conjunction  with
these drugs as part of a diagnostic procedure[.];
  (VI)  SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF  SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S  2. Subparagraph (viii) of paragraph (e) of subdivision 1 of section
7101-a of the education law, as added by chapter  517  of  the  laws  of
1995,  is  amended  and  a  new  subparagraph  (ix)  is added to read as
follows:
  (viii) artificial tears and lubricants[.];
  (IX) SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 3. Subdivision 1 of section 7101-a of the education law  is  amended
by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00327-09-2

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