senate Bill S7678A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes optometrists to prescribe certain drugs that may be used for therapeutic purposes and taken orally

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2014 print number 7678a
amend (t) and recommit to higher education
May 28, 2014 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S7678 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2192A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7101-a, Ed L

S7678 - Summary

Authorizes optometrists certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment or prevention of ocular disease, to also use specified oral pharmaceutical agents in their practices; requires completion of a 30 hour phase three therapeutic pharmaceutical agent certification course; permits the commissioner of health to recommend other categories of drugs that may also be prescribed.

S7678 - Sponsor Memo

S7678 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7678

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 28, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  authorizing  optome-
  trists to prescribe and use limited categories of oral medicines

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 7101-a of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G)  PHASE THREE THERAPEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS. PHASE THREE THERA-
PEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS SHALL MEAN THOSE ORALLY ADMINISTERED  DRUGS
USED  FOR  THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE EYE
AND ADNEXA AND SHALL BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) ANTIBIOTICS;
  (II) DECONGESTANTS/ANTI-ALLERGENIC/ANTIHISTAMINES;
  (III) ANTIGLAUCOMAS; PROVIDED HOWEVER, WHEN PRESCRIBED OR ADMINISTERED
FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE ANGLE CLOSURE GLAUCOMA, THE PRESCRIBING OPTO-
METRIST SHALL MAKE ALL  REASONABLE  EFFORTS  IMMEDIATELY  THEREAFTER  TO
REFER  THE  PATIENT  TO A LICENSED PHYSICIAN SPECIALIZING IN DISEASES OF
THE EYE AND PROVIDE NOTIFICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION SIX-A OF
THIS SECTION;
  (IV) ANTIVIRALS;
  (V) ONE, THREE DAY SUPPLY OF ANALGESICS, BUT SHALL NOT  INCLUDE  THOSE
LISTED IN SCHEDULES I AND II OF THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT;
  (VI) NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS;
  (VII) ONE, FOURTEEN DAY SUPPLY OF CORTICOSTEROIDS.
  S  2. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 4 of section 7101-a of the
education law are relettered paragraphs (d) and (e) and a new  paragraph
(c) is added to read as follows:
  (C) BEFORE USING OR PRESCRIBING PHASE THREE THERAPEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL
AGENTS, AN OPTOMETRIST MUST BE CERTIFIED TO PRESCRIBE DIAGNOSTIC PHARMA-
CEUTICAL  AGENTS, AND PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO THERAPEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL
AGENTS, AND HAVE COMPLETED A THIRTY HOUR PHASE THREE THERAPEUTIC PHARMA-
CEUTICAL AGENT CERTIFICATION COURSE, WITH A CURRICULUM DEVELOPED  BY  AN
ACCREDITED  COLLEGE  OF  OPTOMETRY  IN  COLLABORATION WITH AN ACCREDITED

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

Co-Sponsors

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S7678A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2192A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7101-a, Ed L

S7678A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes optometrists certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment or prevention of ocular disease, to also use specified oral pharmaceutical agents in their practices; requires completion of a 30 hour phase three therapeutic pharmaceutical agent certification course; permits the commissioner of health to recommend other categories of drugs that may also be prescribed.

S7678A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7678A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7678--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 28, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LIBOUS, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher  Education
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the practice of  opto-
  metry

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 7101-a of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G)  PHASE THREE THERAPEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS. PHASE THREE THERA-
PEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS SHALL MEAN THOSE ORALLY ADMINISTERED  DRUGS
USED  FOR  THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES OF THE EYE
AND ADNEXA AND SHALL BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) ANTIBIOTICS;
  (II) DECONGESTANTS/ANTI-ALLERGENIC/ANTIHISTAMINES;
  (III) ANTIGLAUCOMAS; PROVIDED HOWEVER, WHEN PRESCRIBED OR ADMINISTERED
FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE ANGLE CLOSURE GLAUCOMA, THE PRESCRIBING OPTO-
METRIST SHALL MAKE ALL  REASONABLE  EFFORTS  IMMEDIATELY  THEREAFTER  TO
REFER  THE  PATIENT  TO A LICENSED PHYSICIAN SPECIALIZING IN DISEASES OF
THE EYE AND PROVIDE NOTIFICATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION SIX-A OF
THIS SECTION;
  (IV) ANTIVIRALS;
  (V) ONE THREE-DAY SUPPLY OF ANALGESICS, BUT SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE  THOSE
LISTED IN SCHEDULES I AND II OF THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT;
  (VI) NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS;
  (VII) ONE FOURTEEN-DAY SUPPLY OF CORTICOSTEROIDS.
  S  2. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 4 of section 7101-a of the
education law are relettered paragraphs (d) and (e) and a new  paragraph
(c) is added to read as follows:
  (C) BEFORE USING OR PRESCRIBING PHASE THREE THERAPEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL
AGENTS, AN OPTOMETRIST MUST BE CERTIFIED TO PRESCRIBE DIAGNOSTIC PHARMA-
CEUTICAL  AGENTS  AND PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO THERAPEUTIC PHARMACEUTICAL
AGENTS AND HAVE COMPLETED A THIRTY HOUR PHASE THREE THERAPEUTIC  PHARMA-

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

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