senate Bill S7095

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the disposal of drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection

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May 21, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Apr 27, 2012 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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May 21, 2012 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

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S7095 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9621
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.09, Ment Hyg L

S7095 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the disposal of drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection.

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BILL NUMBER:S7095

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the disposal of
drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To increase public awareness on the proper disposal of drugs and drug
disposal sites.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of this bill would amend mental hygiene law by adding a new
subdivision (i) that will require the Office of Alcoholism and Substance
Abuse Services (OASAS) in cooperation with the Department of Environ-
mental Conversation (DEC) to post on their agency website information
related to conducting a pharmaceutical collection event. It will also
allow OASAS to assist DEC in the development of a public information
program on the proper disposal of drugs and drug disposal sites.

Section 2 of this bill makes this act take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows that nearly
one-third of people aged 12 and over who used drugs for the first time
in 2009 began by using a prescription drug non-medically. The same
survey found that over 70 percent of people who abused prescription pain
relievers got them from friends or relatives and most likely these drugs
were taken from a household medicine cabinet. Frequently, individuals
who are prescribed a prescription drug will have excess medications
which are improperly stored, or they are unaware of how to safely
dispose of them.

According to the Office of National Drug Control policy, a Household
Pharmaceutical Collection, which is a partnership between local communi-
ties and organizations, state government and the Drug Enforcement Admin-
istration (DEA), is an effective tool that allows individuals to proper-
ly dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired medications, and helps to
prevent diversion and abuse.

This bill aims to increase public awareness of how to conduct a House-
hold Pharmaceutical Collection Event by adding such information to the
website of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
(OASAS). It also will allow OASAS to assist the Department of Environ-
mental Conversation and the Department of Health in the development of a
public information program regarding the proper disposal of prescription
drugs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day.

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

                                  7095

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the  disposal  of
  drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection

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

  Section 1. Section 19.09 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
  (I)  (1)  THE  OFFICE,  IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
MENTAL CONSERVATION, SHALL POST ON THE OFFICE WEBSITE INFORMATION  WHICH
INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE REQUIRED STEPS AND GUIDELINES FOR ANY
MUNICIPALITY, PHARMACY, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, OR COMMUNITY GROUP
TO CONDUCT A HOUSEHOLD PHARMACEUTICAL COLLECTION EVENT.
  (2) PURSUANT TO SECTION 27-2703 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONVERSATION LAW,
AS  ADDED BY CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND
EIGHT, THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT MAY  ASSIST
IN  THE  DEVELOPMENT  OF  A  PUBLIC  INFORMATION  PROGRAM  ON THE PROPER
DISPOSAL OF DRUGS AND DRUG DISPOSAL SITES. THE OFFICE SHALL  DISSEMINATE
SUCH INFORMATION BY ANY MEANS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on  or
before such date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14881-01-2

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