senate Bill S6744

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a prescription pain medication awareness program within the department of health

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Actions

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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

Votes

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Mar 27, 2012 - Health committee Vote

S6744
14
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committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S6744 - Details

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

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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