assembly Bill A7837

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2014 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 15, 2014 advanced to third reading cal.698
May 13, 2014 reported
Apr 01, 2014 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 22, 2014 committed to alcoholism and drug abuse
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.384
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 18, 2013 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 17, 2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.389
rules report cal.389
reported
Jun 13, 2013 reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
Jun 05, 2013 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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A7837 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6725
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.09, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A881, S8080
2017-2018: A3074, S4326
2019-2020: A3348, S379

A7837 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs.

A7837 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7837

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CYMBROWITZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  ARROYO, BORELLI, COOK, CROUCH,  GABRYSZAK,  GIBSON,  GUNTHER,  HIKIND,
  HOOPER,    JAFFEE,    LUPINACCI,    MAGEE,   MAISEL,   MOSLEY,   MOYA,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, RA, RIVERA, TITUS -- read once  and  referred  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11390-01-3