senate Bill S1754

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Apr 24, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 23, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 22, 2013 1st report cal.356
Jan 09, 2013 referred to labor

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Apr 22, 2013 - Labor committee Vote

S1754
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Labor Committee Vote: Apr 22, 2013

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S1754 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2653
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3749E, A5183D
2009-2010: S2978B, A6992B

S1754 - Summary

Relates to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees.

S1754 - Sponsor Memo

S1754 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1754

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  workers'  compensation  law,  in  relation   to
  prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of  the  work-
ers'  compensation  law,  as  added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2007, is
amended and a new paragraph 6 is added to read as follows:
  (5) [Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,  if]  IF  an
employer or carrier has contracted with a pharmacy to provide prescribed
medicine  to claimants, then such employer or carrier may require claim-
ants to obtain all prescribed medicines from the pharmacy with which  it
has contracted, except if a medical emergency occurs and it would not be
reasonably  possible  to obtain immediately required prescribed medicine
from the pharmacy with which the employer or carrier has a contract.  An
employer  or  carrier that requires claimants to obtain prescribed medi-
cines from a pharmacy with which it has a contract must notify claimants
of the pharmacy  or  pharmacies  with  which  it  has  a  contract,  the
locations  and  addresses  of the pharmacy or pharmacies, if applicable,
how to initially fill and refill prescriptions through the mail,  inter-
net,  telephone  or other means, and any other required information that
must be supplied to the pharmacy or pharmacies. If the pharmacy or phar-
macies with which the employer or carrier contracts does not offer  mail
order  service and does not have a physical location within a reasonable
distance from the claimant, as defined by regulation of the  board,  the
claimant  may  obtain prescribed medicines at the pharmacy or pharmacies
of his or her choice and the employer or carrier will be liable for such
charges in accordance with the fee schedule prescribed in section  thir-
teen-o of this [chapter] ARTICLE.

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

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