|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 23, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S2717
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S2717 - Details
S2717 - Summary
Directs the commissioner of health to promulgate rules and regulations for the labeling of prescription drugs in other than English.
S2717 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2717 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to labeling of prescription drugs in languages other than English PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to direct the commissioner of health to promulgate rules and regulations for the labeling of prescription drugs in another language other than English. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill intends to incorporate a new subdivi- sion into Section 1. Section 206 of the New York State Public Health Law. Subdivision 29 which will amend the New York State Public Health Law will state, that the commissioner shall promulgate by rule and regulation criteria directing pharmacies to provide prescription bottle labels, which include instructions for taking the medicine, in languages other than English. EXISTING LAW: None. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7141 2008 03/12/08 Referred to Health Committee S.708 2010 Referred to Health S.3972-A 03/11/11 - Referred to Health 01/04/12 - Referred to Health
S2717 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2717 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- 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 labeling of prescription drugs in languages other than English THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 29 to read as follows: 29. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE BY RULE AND REGULATION CRITERIA DIRECTING PHARMACIES TO PROVIDE PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE LABELS, WHICH INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING THE MEDICINE, IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law. Provided, however, that effective immediate- ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06054-01-3
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