senate Bill S7637

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to prescription drug reform; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 27, 2012 signed chap.447
delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.142
substituted for a10623
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1142
reported and committed to rules
Jun 08, 2012 referred to health

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S7637 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10623
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §21, §3306 schedule II sub (b) ¶6, amd Pub Health L, generally; amd §6810, Ed L; amd §220.00, Pen L

S7637 - Summary

Enacts the Internet system for tracking over-prescribing (I-STOP) act and creates a prescription monitoring program registry (part A); relates to prescription drug forms, electronic prescribing and language assistance (part B); relates to schedules of controlled substances (part C); relates to continuing education for practitioners and pharmacists in prescription pain medication awareness and the duties of the pain management awareness workgroup (part D) (view more) relates to the safe disposal of controlled substances (part E).

S7637 - Sponsor Memo

S7637 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7637

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LANZA, HANNON, GOLDEN, SALAND -- (at request of the
  Governor) -- (at request of the Attorney General) --  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  enacting  the
  internet  system for tracking over-prescribing (I-STOP) act and creat-
  ing a prescription monitoring program registry (Part A); to amend  the
  public  health  law and the education law, in relation to prescription
  drug forms, electronic prescribing and  language  assistance;  and  to
  repeal section 21 of the public health law, relating thereto (Part B);
  to amend the public health law and the penal law, in relation to sche-
  dules  of  controlled  substances; and to repeal certain provisions of
  the public health law relating thereto (Part C); to amend  the  public
  health  law, in relation to continuing education for practitioners and
  pharmacists in prescription pain medication awareness and  the  duties
  of  the prescription pain management awareness workgroup (Part D); and
  to amend the public health law, in relation to the  safe  disposal  of
  controlled substances (Part E)

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent.    The  legislature  finds
that   prescription   drugs,  particularly  controlled  substances,  are
increasingly subject to criminal diversion and abuse, which  can  result
in  addiction,  adverse  drug  events, accidental death due to overdose,
violent or self-injurious  behavior,  family  conflicts,  and  increased
costs to businesses and the health care system.
  The  legislature  further  finds that such diversion and abuse will be
mitigated by: establishing a prescription  monitoring  program  registry
containing  data  about  controlled substances dispensed to individuals,
reported on a real time basis; requiring health care  practitioners  and
permitting  pharmacists  to  access  such registry before prescribing or
dispensing additional such substances; and requiring that  prescriptions
be transmitted electronically from practitioners to pharmacists.  There-
fore,  the legislature finds it appropriate and necessary to establish a

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

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