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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S1319
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1319 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1319 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation to requiring certain prescriptions to be typewritten PURPOSE: Requires that prescriptions shall be typewritten, electronically printed or handwritten in ink or indelible pencil in a legible manner. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Subdivision 8 of section 6810 of the education law, as added by chapter 626 of the laws of 1985 is amended. 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. JUSTIFICATION: In this era of skyrocketing malpractice insurance premiums, avoiding prescription error not only safeguards patient safety, but protects the doctor as well. Typewritten or carefully printed prescriptions will lead to a safer environment in the interaction between physicians, pharmacists and other health-care providers. This legislation does not require
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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