|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2012||committed to rules|
|Mar 29, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 28, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 27, 2012||1st report cal.466|
|Mar 16, 2012||referred to health|
senate Bill S6744
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6744 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §3309-a, Pub Health L
S6744 - Summary
Establishes a prescription pain medication awareness program within the department of health to educate the public and health care practitioners about the risks associated with prescribing and taking controlled substance pain medications.
S6744 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6744 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the prescription pain medication awareness program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establishes a prescription pain medication awareness program with the Department of Health. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends Public Health Law (PHL) §3309-a to establish a Prescription pain medication awareness program within the Department of Health (DOH). This program shall educate the public and health care practitioners about the risks associated with the use of controlled substance pain medications. Within the amounts appropriated, the commissioner shall develop and conduct a media campaign designed to alert youth, parents and the general population about the risks associated with prescription pain medications and the need to properly dispose of any unused medications. This campaign shall include an informational website. This section also requires the establishment of a work group composed of experts in the fields of palliative and chronic pain management, and addiction medicine. The work group shall development recommendations and model courses for continuing medical education,
S6744 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6744 I N S E N A T E March 16, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HANNON, GOLDEN, LARKIN, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the prescription pain medication awareness program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3309-a to read as follows: S 3309-A. PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION AWARENESS PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT A PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION AWARENESS PROGRAM TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS ABOUT THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PRESCRIBING AND TAKING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PAIN MEDICATIONS. 2. WITHIN THE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED, THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, SHALL: (A) DEVELOP AND CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION MEDIA CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO ALERT YOUTH, PARENTS AND THE GENERAL POPULATION ABOUT THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATIONS AND THE NEED TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF ANY UNUSED MEDICATION. IN DEVELOPING THIS CAMPAIGN, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSULT WITH AND USE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE WORK GROUP ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (B) OF THIS SECTION AND OTHER RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. THE CAMPAIGN SHALL INCLUDE AN INTERNET WEBSITE PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS, CHILDREN AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ON THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TAKING OPIOIDS AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THOSE NEEDING ASSISTANCE WITH PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION ADDICTION. SUCH WEBSITE SHALL ALSO PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING WHERE INDIVIDUALS MAY PROPERLY DISPOSE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND INCLUDE ACTIVE LINKS TO FURTHER INFOR- MATION AND RESOURCES. THE CAMPAIGN SHALL BEGIN NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE. (B) ESTABLISH A WORK GROUP, NO LATER THAN JUNE FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE, WHICH SHALL BE COMPOSED OF EXPERTS IN THE FIELDS OF PALLIATIVE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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