senate Bill S2364

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires information on each prescription to be filed with the department of health and establishes a report on prescription patterns in the state

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 16, 2013 referred to health

S2364 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4863
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3332 & 3371, add §§3375 & 3376, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5877

S2364 - Summary

Requires information on each prescription issued by a practitioner to be submitted to the department of health; grants an exemption from the confidentiality provisions for prescriptions when a disclosure is made to a pharmacist when a patient has obtained controlled substances from another pharmacist, thus indicating drug abuse or diversion; directs the department of health to establish a report on prescription patterns in the state; and establishes a safe disposal of prescription drugs task force.

S2364 - Sponsor Memo

S2364 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2364

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend  the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to  filing  of
  prescription  information with the department of health, disclosure of
  patient information, establishing a report on prescription patterns in
  the state and establishing a safe disposal of prescription drugs  task
  force

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

  Section 1. Section 3332 of the public health law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5.  THE  PRACTITIONER SHALL FILE THE INFORMATION INCLUDED ON EACH SUCH
PRESCRIPTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT BY ELECTRONIC  MEANS  IN  SUCH  MANNER,
FORM  AND  DETAIL AS SHALL BE REQUIRED BY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE
COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.
  S 2. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 1 of  section  3371  of  the  public
health  law,  as added by section 4 of part A of chapter 447 of the laws
of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  (f) to a pharmacist OR INSTITUTIONAL DISPENSER to provide  information
regarding prescriptions for controlled substances presented to the phar-
macist OR INSTITUTIONAL DISPENSER for the purposes of subdivision two of
this  section  and  to  facilitate the department's review of individual
challenges to the accuracy of controlled substances  histories  pursuant
to subdivision six of section thirty-three hundred forty-three-a of this
article;
  S  3. The public health law is amended by adding two new sections 3375
and 3376 to read as follows:
  S 3375. REPORT ON PRESCRIPTION PATTERNS IN THE STATE. 1.  THE  DEPART-
MENT  SHALL  DEVELOP  A DRAFT REPORT USING EXISTING PRESCRIPTION DATA IN
ORDER  TO  IDENTIFY  ANY  POSSIBLE  PATTERNS  IN  THE  PRESCRIPTION   OF
CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCES  WITHIN THE STATE, SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT EXPOSING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06718-01-3

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