senate Bill S7573

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases the font size on prescription labels to at least fourteen point print

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May 15, 2014 referred to health

S7573 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง206, Pub Health L

S7573 - Summary

Increases the font size on prescription labels to at least fourteen point print.

S7573 - Sponsor Memo

S7573 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7573

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 and  font
  size of prescription drugs

  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 IN A FONT
SIZE OF AT LEAST FOURTEEN POINT PRINT.
  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.
                                                           LBD15208-02-4

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