senate Bill S832

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to hypodermic syringes

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S832 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3381, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

S832 - Summary

Relates to hypodermic syringes.

S832 - Sponsor Memo

S832 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

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 hypodermic syring-


  Section  1.  Subdivisions 1 and 5 of section 3381 of the public health
law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 178 of the  laws  of  2010  and
subdivision  5  as amended by section 9-a of part B of chapter 58 of the
laws of 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or furnish  to  another
person or persons, a hypodermic syringe or hypodermic needle except:
  (a)  pursuant  to  a  prescription  of  a  practitioner, which for the
purposes of this section shall include a patient  specific  prescription
form as provided for in the education law; or
  (b)  to persons who have been authorized by the commissioner to obtain
and possess such instruments; or
  (c) by a pharmacy licensed under article one hundred  thirty-seven  of
the  education  law, health care facility licensed under article twenty-
eight of this chapter or a health care  practitioner  who  is  otherwise
authorized to prescribe the use of hypodermic needles or syringes within
his  or  her  scope  of  practice;  provided, however, that such sale or
furnishing: (i) shall only be to a  person  eighteen  years  of  age  or
older; AND (ii) [shall be limited to a quantity of ten or less hypoderm-
ic  needles or syringes; and (iii)] shall be in accordance with subdivi-
sion five of this section.
  5. (a) A person eighteen years of age or older may obtain and  possess
a  hypodermic  syringe or hypodermic needle pursuant to paragraph (c) of
subdivision one of this section.

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


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