|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|
senate Bill S1754
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1754 - Details
S1754 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1754 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to prescription prices and pharmacies for injured employees PURPOSE: This legislation would restore the ability of a claimant, in a workers' compensation case, to choose a pharmacy to provide necessary medication for his or her injuries if such pharmacy adheres to the published prices for medications. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - amends paragraph 5 of subdivision (i) of section 13 of the Workers Compensation law and adds three new paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 as follows: * allows a claimant to use the pharmacy of their choice if the pharmacy adheres to the published prices for medications; * allows a pharmacy to have standing in a disputed workers compensation claim; and, * provides that an "initial fill" cannot be for more than 14 days within the first 72 hours of initial medical care. Section 2 - amends section 88 of the worker's compensation law deleting
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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