senate Bill S2717

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to promulgate rules and regulations for the labeling of prescription drugs in other than English

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Jan 23, 2013 referred to health

S2717 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2889
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3972A, A3662
2009-2010: S708, A8068

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

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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