senate Bill S6725

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs

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May 06, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Mar 04, 2014 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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May 6, 2014 - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse committee Vote

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Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee Vote: May 6, 2014

S6725 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7837
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.09, Ment Hyg L

S6725 - Summary

Relates to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs.

S6725 - Sponsor Memo

S6725 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6725

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the  distribution
  of  educational  materials  regarding  the  misuse of and addiction to
  prescription drugs

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

  Section  1.  Section  19.09  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
  (I) (1) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
HEALTH,  SHALL  CREATE  OR  UTILIZE EXISTING EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS WHICH
SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE DANGERS OF MISUSE AND THE POTEN-
TIAL FOR ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TREATMENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE,
AND THE PROPER WAY TO DISPOSE OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.  SUCH  MATE-
RIALS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO PHARMACISTS AND MAY BE DISTRIBUTED WITH
ANY  PRESCRIBED  DRUG  THAT  IS  A  CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY A PHARMACIST
LICENSED BY THE STATE TO  DISPENSE  PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS  TO  THE  PUBLIC
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW. THE
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH MATERIALS SHALL  ALSO  BE  POSTED  ON  THE
WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL
BE PROVIDED IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE
COMMISSIONERS.
  (2) UTILIZING DATA THAT IS AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, INFORMATION OBTAINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION
THIRTY-THREE  HUNDRED  NINE-A OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL IDENTIFY THE COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE PRESCRIPTION  OPIOID
ABUSE  IS  MOST PREVALENT. PHARMACISTS LICENSED BY THE STATE TO DISPENSE
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MAY BE NOTIFIED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMISSIONER
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ABOUT THE PREVALENCE  OF
OPIOID  ABUSE  IN  THE  COUNTY IN WHICH SUCH PHARMACISTS ARE LOCATED AND
ENCOURAGE THE FACILITIES  WHERE  PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS  ARE  DISPENSED  TO
DISTRIBUTE  MATERIALS  CREATED  OR UTILIZED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH ONE OF
THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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