senate Bill S6692

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop a prescription drug abuse public awareness campaign

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May 06, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Feb 28, 2014 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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May 6, 2014 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

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S6692 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1481
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A7805

S6692 - Bill Texts

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Requires the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, in consultation with the department of health, to develop a prescription drug abuse public awareness campaign.

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BILL NUMBER:S6692

TITLE OF BILL: An act requiring the office of alcoholism and
substance abuse services, in consultation with the department of
health, to develop a prescription drug abuse public awareness campaign

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would raise awareness
regarding the dangers of use and abuse of prescription drugs through a
prescription drug abuse public awareness campaign.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation requires the office
of alcoholism and substance abuse services to develop a prescription
drug abuse public awareness campaign.

JUSTIFICATION: Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing
drug problem. Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health
(NSDUH) shows that nearly one-third of people aged 12 and over that
used drugs for the first time in 2009 began by using a prescription
drug non-medically. The same survey found that over 70 percent of
people who abused prescription pain relievers obtained them from
friends or relatives, while approximately 5 percent got them from a
drug dealer or from the internet. Additionally, the latest Monitoring
the Future study, the Nation's largest survey of drug use among young
people administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),
showed that prescription drugs are the second category of drugs after
marijuana that are most often abused.

A critical component to the prevention of prescription drug abuse is
educating parents and youth about the dangers of the misuse and abuse
of prescription drugs. There is a common misperception among many
parents and youth that prescription drugs are less dangerous than
illegal drugs because they are legal and FDA-approved. Many
well-meaning parents do not understand the risks associated with
giving prescribed medication to a teenager or another family member
for whom the medication was not prescribed. Many parents are not aware
that youth are abusing prescription drugs at all; thus, they
frequently leave unused prescription drugs in open medicine cabinets.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 A.7805 Cymbrowitz Referred to
Alcoholism & Drug Abuse No Same As

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6692

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

AN ACT requiring the office of alcoholism and substance abuse  services,
  in   consultation   with  the  department  of  health,  to  develop  a
  prescription drug abuse public awareness campaign

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

  Section  1. The commissioner of the office of alcoholism and substance
abuse services, in consultation with the commissioner of the  department
of  health,  shall  develop  a  prescription drug abuse public awareness
campaign regarding the dangers  of  misuse  and  abuse  of  prescription
drugs.  Such  public  awareness  campaign shall be made available to the
public by any means deemed appropriate by the commissioner of the office
of alcoholism and substance abuse services.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06198-01-3

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