Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 06, 2014||
reported and committed to finance
|Mar 04, 2014||
referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Senate Bill S6725
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S6725 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S6725 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6725 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to help to prevent the misuse or abuse of prescription drugs. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends 19.09 of mental hygiene law by requiring the commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services in consultation with the Department of Health to create or utilize existing educational materials and make them available to pharmacists who may distribute them with any prescribed controlled substance. Such materials shall include information regarding the dangers misuse and the potential for addiction to prescription drugs, treatment resources available, and the proper way to dispose of unused prescription drugs. The bill would also require the Commissioner to utilize data that is available to the office in order to identify the counties in New York State where prescription opioid abuse is most prevalent. At the discretion of the commissioner, in collaboration with the department of health, pharmacists may be notified about the prevalence of opioid abuse in the county where the pharmacists are located, and strongly encourage the pharmacy to utilize the educational materials created by
2013-S6725 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6725 I N S E N A T E March 4, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- 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 distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs 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 COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, SHALL CREATE OR UTILIZE EXISTING EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS WHICH SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE DANGERS OF MISUSE AND THE POTEN- TIAL FOR ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TREATMENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE, AND THE PROPER WAY TO DISPOSE OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. SUCH MATE- RIALS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO PHARMACISTS AND MAY BE DISTRIBUTED WITH ANY PRESCRIBED DRUG THAT IS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY A PHARMACIST LICENSED BY THE STATE TO DISPENSE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO THE PUBLIC PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH MATERIALS SHALL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL BE PROVIDED IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONERS. (2) UTILIZING DATA THAT IS AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INFORMATION OBTAINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED NINE-A OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL IDENTIFY THE COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE PRESCRIPTION OPIOID ABUSE IS MOST PREVALENT. PHARMACISTS LICENSED BY THE STATE TO DISPENSE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MAY BE NOTIFIED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMISSIONER IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ABOUT THE PREVALENCE OF OPIOID ABUSE IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH SUCH PHARMACISTS ARE LOCATED AND ENCOURAGE THE FACILITIES WHERE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE DISPENSED TO DISTRIBUTE MATERIALS CREATED OR UTILIZED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS SUBDIVISION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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