senate Bill S1319

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to requirements of prescriptions for drugs

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

S1319 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6810, Ed L; amd §3332, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3356
2009-2010: S1752

S1319 - Summary

Requires prescriptions to be typewritten, electronically printed or handwritten in ink or indelible pencil in a legible manner; requires that handwritten prescriptions shall only be written in print letters; prohibits the use of script letters in handwritten prescriptions.

S1319 - Sponsor Memo

S1319 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1319

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
  to requiring certain prescriptions to be typewritten

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

  Section  1.    Subdivision  8 of section 6810 of the education law, as
added by chapter 626 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  8. Every prescription (whether or  not  for  a  controlled  substance)
written  in this state by a person authorized to issue such prescription
and containing the prescriber's signature shall,  in  addition  to  such
signature[,]: (A) be imprinted or stamped legibly and conspicuously with
the  printed name of the prescriber who has signed the prescription. The
imprinted or stamped name of the signing prescriber shall appear  in  an
appropriate  location  on the prescription form and shall not be entered
in or upon any space or line reserved for  the  prescriber's  signature.
The imprinted or stamped name shall not be employed as a substitute for,
or   fulfill   any   legal  requirement  otherwise  mandating  that  the
prescription be signed by the prescriber; AND (B) SHALL BE  TYPEWRITTEN,
ELECTRONICALLY  PRINTED   OR HANDWRITTEN IN INK OR INDELIBLE PENCIL IN A
LEGIBLE MANNER. THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT AFFECT MATTERS REQUIRED BY  LAW
TO BE HANDWRITTEN BY THE PRESCRIBER.
  S  2.  The  opening  paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 3332 of the
public health law, as amended by chapter 178 of the  laws  of  2010,  is
amended to read as follows:
  Such  prescription  shall  be  prepared  on an official New York state
prescription form, LEGIBLY written with ink, indelible pencil or,  apart
from  the practitioner's signature, typewriter or electronic printer, or
to the extent authorized  by  federal  requirements,  on  an  electronic
prescription  AND,  WHERE  HANDWRITTEN,  SHALL  ONLY BE WRITTEN IN PRINT

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

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