|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 16, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S2364
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S2364 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S2364 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This bill would help combat the problem of prescription drug abuse by improving the quality of prescription data collected by the Department of Health and making this data more accessible to distributors and law enforcement officials. The bill would also set up a task force to create comprehensive new rules regarding the disposal of unused prescription drugs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Public Health Law section 3332 to mandate that prescribers submit electronic records of prescriptions to the department in such manner required by the commissioner. Section 2: Amends Public Health Law section 3371 to allow for the disclosure of patient prescription information to pharmacists and institutional dispensers where circumstances indicate the possibility
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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