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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S642
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S642 - Details
S642 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S642 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the drug manufacturer collection program PURPOSE OF THE BILL: The bill would require manufacturers of both prescription and over the counter drugs to be responsible for establishing drug take-back programs for these drugs from hospitals and residential health care facilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill prohibits the disposal of any drug by hospitals and residential health care facilities as mixed solid waste in a landfill; and only allows drug disposal through a drug collection program established by this bill. The bill would create a drug collection program which would be the responsibility of drug manufacturers who market their drugs in NYS. Each manufacturer would be responsible for all costs and the security of its drug collection program. Manufacturers would be authorized to contract with a public or private third party to conduct the drug collection program, but all costs would be borne by the manufacturer No fees could be charged to
S642 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 642 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 establishing the drug manufacturer collection program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2811-a to read as follows: S 2811-A. DISPOSAL OF DRUGS. NO HOSPITAL OR RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY SHALL DISPOSE OF ANY DRUG IN ANY OTHER MANNER THAN THAT ESTAB- LISHED BY SECTION THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER. S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3317 to read as follows: S 3317. MANUFACTURER DRUG COLLECTION PROGRAM. 1. EVERY MANUFACTURER OF DRUGS SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT A COLLECTION PROGRAM FOR UNUSED AND EXPIRED DRUGS HELD BY HOSPITALS AND RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES. EACH MANUFACTURER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS AND THE SECURITY OF ITS DRUG COLLECTION PROGRAM. 2. ANY SUCH MANUFACTURER MAY CONTRACT WITH A SUITABLE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE THIRD PARTY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS DRUG COLLECTION PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. EVERY MANUFACTURER WHICH CONTRACTS WITH A THIRD PARTY PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL FULLY REIMBURSE THE THIRD PARTY FOR ALL COSTS OF IMPLEMENTING ITS DRUG COLLECTION PROGRAM. 3. EVERY HOSPITAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY SHALL RETURN ALL ITS UNUSED AND EXPIRED DRUGS TO THE APPROPRIATE MANUFACTURER'S DRUG COLLECTION PROGRAM. 4. EVERY MANUFACTURER SHALL DISPOSE OF ALL DRUGS COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND MANNER AS PROVIDED IN RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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