senate Bill S4749

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the collection of prescription drug co-payments

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2012 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1276
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 16, 2011 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1142
Apr 18, 2011 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 18, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S4749
12
8
committee
12
Aye
8
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 7, 2011 - Health committee Vote

S4749
10
3
committee
10
Aye
3
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2011

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S4749 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7727
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง367-a & 369-ee, Soc Serv L

S4749 - Summary

Requires the collection of prescription drug co-payments at the point of sale in pharmacies.

S4749 - Sponsor Memo

S4749 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4749

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to  the  collection
  of prescription drug co-payments

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (c)  of  subdivision  6  of
section  367-a  of  the social services law, as amended by section 47 of
part C of chapter 58 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii) Notwithstanding any  other  provision  of  this  paragraph,  co-
payments  charged  for each generic prescription drug dispensed shall be
one dollar and for each brand name prescription drug dispensed shall  be
three  dollars; provided, however, that the co-payments charged for each
brand name prescription drug on  the  preferred  drug  list  established
pursuant to section two hundred seventy-two of the public health law and
the co-payments charged for each brand name prescription drug reimbursed
pursuant  to subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (a-1) of subdivision four of
section three hundred sixty-five-a of this title shall  be  one  dollar.
THE  PAYMENT OF SUCH CO-PAYMENTS SHALL BE MANDATORY AT THE POINT OF SALE
IN PHARMACIES.
  S 2. Paragraph (i) of subdivision 2-a of section 369-ee of the  social
service  law,  as  amended  by section 26 of part E of chapter 63 of the
laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) co-payments charged for each generic prescription  drug  dispensed
shall  be  three  dollars  and  for  each  brand  name prescription drug
dispensed shall be six dollars AND THE PAYMENT OF SUCH CO-PAYMENTS SHALL
BE MANDATORY AT THE POINT OF SALE IN PHARMACIES;
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, provided, however, that  the  amendments  to
subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (c) of subdivision 6 of section 367-a of
the social services law made by section one of this act shall not affect
the repeal of such paragraph and shall be deemed to repeal therewith.

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

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