senate Bill S3749C

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 19, 2012 amended on third reading 3749e
Jun 18, 2012 amended on third reading 3749d
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.634
Jan 17, 2012 print number 3749c
amend and recommit to labor
Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
Jun 14, 2011 print number 3749b
amend (t) and recommit to labor
Jun 06, 2011 print number 3749a
amend and recommit to labor
Mar 03, 2011 referred to labor

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May 1, 2012 - Labor committee Vote

S3749C
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committee
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S3749 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5183C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2978B, A6992B

S3749 - Summary

Relates to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees.

S3749 - Sponsor Memo

S3749 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3749

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  workers'  compensation  law,  in  relation   to
  prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees and to repeal
  section 88 of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of  the  work-
ers'  compensation  law,  as  added  by chapter 6 of the laws of 2007 is
amended and three new paragraphs 6,  7  and  8  are  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (5)  [Notwithstanding  any  other provision of this chapter, if] IF an
employer or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed
medicine to claimants, then such employer or carrier may require  claim-
ants  to obtain all prescribed medicines from the pharmacy with which it
has contracted, except if a medical emergency occurs and it would not be
reasonably possible to obtain immediately required  prescribed  medicine
from  the pharmacy with which the employer or carrier has a contract. An
employer or carrier that requires claimants to obtain  prescribed  medi-
cines from a pharmacy with which it has a contract must notify claimants
of  the  pharmacy  or  pharmacies  with  which  it  has  a contract, the
locations and addresses of the pharmacy or  pharmacies,  if  applicable,
how  to initially fill and refill prescriptions through the mail, inter-
net, telephone or other means, and any other required  information  that
must be supplied to the pharmacy or pharmacies. If the pharmacy or phar-
macies  with which the employer or carrier contracts does not offer mail
order service and does not have a physical location within a  reasonable
distance  from  the claimant, as defined by regulation of the board, the
claimant may obtain prescribed medicines at the pharmacy  or  pharmacies
of his or her choice and the employer or carrier will be liable for such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08819-01-1

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S3749A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5183C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2978B, A6992B

S3749A - Summary

Relates to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees.

S3749A - Sponsor Memo

S3749A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3749--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ROBACH, ADDABBO, JOHNSON, McDONALD -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Labor -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN   ACT  to  amend  the  workers'  compensation  law,  in  relation  to
  prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees and to repeal
  section 88 of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of the work-
ers' compensation law, as added by chapter 6 of  the  laws  of  2007  is
amended  and  three  new  paragraphs  6,  7  and  8 are added to read as
follows:
  (5) [Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,  if]  IF  an
employer or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed
medicine  to claimants, then such employer or carrier may require claim-
ants to obtain all prescribed medicines from the pharmacy with which  it
has contracted, except if a medical emergency occurs and it would not be
reasonably  possible  to obtain immediately required prescribed medicine
from the pharmacy with which the employer or carrier has a contract.  An
employer  or  carrier that requires claimants to obtain prescribed medi-
cines from a pharmacy with which it has a contract must notify claimants
of the pharmacy  or  pharmacies  with  which  it  has  a  contract,  the
locations  and  addresses  of the pharmacy or pharmacies, if applicable,
how to initially fill and refill prescriptions through the mail,  inter-
net,  telephone  or other means, and any other required information that
must be supplied to the pharmacy or pharmacies. If the pharmacy or phar-
macies with which the employer or carrier contracts does not offer  mail
order  service and does not have a physical location within a reasonable
distance from the claimant, as defined by regulation of the  board,  the
claimant  may  obtain prescribed medicines at the pharmacy or pharmacies

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08819-03-1

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S3749B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5183C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2978B, A6992B

S3749B - Summary

Relates to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees.

S3749B - Sponsor Memo

S3749B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3749--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ROBACH, ADDABBO, JOHNSON, McDONALD -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Labor -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said committee -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN   ACT  to  amend  the  workers'  compensation  law,  in  relation  to
  prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of the work-
ers' compensation law, as added by chapter 6 of  the  laws  of  2007  is
amended  and  three  new  paragraphs  6,  7  and  8 are added to read as
follows:
  (5) [Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,  if]  IF  an
employer or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed
medicine  to claimants, then such employer or carrier may require claim-
ants to obtain all prescribed medicines from the pharmacy with which  it
has contracted, except if a medical emergency occurs and it would not be
reasonably  possible  to obtain immediately required prescribed medicine
from the pharmacy with which the employer or carrier has a contract.  An
employer  or  carrier that requires claimants to obtain prescribed medi-
cines from a pharmacy with which it has a contract must notify claimants
of the pharmacy  or  pharmacies  with  which  it  has  a  contract,  the
locations  and  addresses  of the pharmacy or pharmacies, if applicable,
how to initially fill and refill prescriptions through the mail,  inter-
net,  telephone  or other means, and any other required information that
must be supplied to the pharmacy or pharmacies. If the pharmacy or phar-
macies with which the employer or carrier contracts does not offer  mail
order  service and does not have a physical location within a reasonable
distance from the claimant, as defined by regulation of the  board,  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08819-05-1

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S3749C - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5183C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2978B, A6992B

S3749C - Summary

Relates to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees.

S3749C - Sponsor Memo

S3749C - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3749--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ROBACH, ADDABBO, JOHNSON, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, McDO-
  NALD, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Labor -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Labor 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  workers'  compensation  law,  in  relation   to
  prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of  the  work-
ers'  compensation  law,  as  added  by chapter 6 of the laws of 2007 is
amended and two new paragraphs 6 and 7 are added to read as follows:
  (5) [Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,  if]  IF  an
employer or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed
medicine  to claimants, then such employer or carrier may require claim-
ants to obtain all prescribed medicines from the pharmacy with which  it
has contracted, except if a medical emergency occurs and it would not be
reasonably  possible  to obtain immediately required prescribed medicine
from the pharmacy with which the employer or carrier has a contract.  An
employer  or  carrier that requires claimants to obtain prescribed medi-
cines from a pharmacy with which it has a contract must notify claimants
of the pharmacy  or  pharmacies  with  which  it  has  a  contract,  the
locations  and  addresses  of the pharmacy or pharmacies, if applicable,
how to initially fill and refill prescriptions through the mail,  inter-
net,  telephone  or other means, and any other required information that
must be supplied to the pharmacy or pharmacies. If the pharmacy or phar-
macies with which the employer or carrier contracts does not offer  mail

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08819-08-2

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S3749D - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5183C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2978B, A6992B

S3749D - Summary

Relates to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees.

S3749D - Sponsor Memo

S3749D - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3749--D
    Cal. No. 634

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ROBACH, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BONACIC, FLANAGAN, GOLDEN,
  JOHNSON, KLEIN, LARKIN, LAVALLE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, McDONALD, NOZZOLIO,
  OPPENHEIMER, SAVINO, VALESKY, YOUNG, ZELDIN -- read twice and  ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  recommitted to the Committee on Labor in accordance with  Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  workers'  compensation  law,  in  relation   to
  prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of  the  work-
ers'  compensation  law,  as  added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2007, is
amended to read as follows:
  (5) [Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,  if]  IF  an
employer or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed
medicine  to claimants, then such employer or carrier may require claim-
ants to obtain all prescribed medicines from the pharmacy with which  it
has contracted, except if a medical emergency occurs and it would not be
reasonably  possible  to obtain immediately required prescribed medicine
from the pharmacy with which the employer or carrier has a contract.  An
employer  or  carrier that requires claimants to obtain prescribed medi-
cines from a pharmacy with which it has a contract must notify claimants
of the pharmacy  or  pharmacies  with  which  it  has  a  contract,  the
locations  and  addresses  of the pharmacy or pharmacies, if applicable,

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

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S3749E (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5183C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2978B, A6992B

S3749E (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees.

S3749E (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3749E (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3749--E
    Cal. No. 634

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ROBACH, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BONACIC, FLANAGAN, GOLDEN,
  JOHNSON, KLEIN, LARKIN, LAVALLE, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, McDONALD, NOZZOLIO,
  OPPENHEIMER, SAVINO, VALESKY, YOUNG, ZELDIN -- read twice and  ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  recommitted to the Committee on Labor in accordance with  Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported  favorably  from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
  ing its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  workers'  compensation  law,  in  relation   to
  prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of  the  work-
ers'  compensation  law,  as  added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2007, is
amended and a new paragraph 6 is added to read as follows:
  (5) [Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,  if]  IF  an
employer or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed
medicine  to claimants, then such employer or carrier may require claim-
ants to obtain all prescribed medicines from the pharmacy with which  it
has contracted, except if a medical emergency occurs and it would not be
reasonably  possible  to obtain immediately required prescribed medicine
from the pharmacy with which the employer or carrier has a contract.  An
employer  or  carrier that requires claimants to obtain prescribed medi-
cines from a pharmacy with which it has a contract must notify claimants
of the pharmacy  or  pharmacies  with  which  it  has  a  contract,  the

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

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