|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S832
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S832 - Details
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §3381, Pub Health L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S832 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S832 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to hypodermic syringes PURPOSE: This bill would further the public health objectives of the Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP) by repealing provisions that limit the quantity of syringes that may be sold or furnished during one transaction to ten or fewer and prohibit pharmacies from advertising the availability of these syringes to the public. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would amend Public Health Law (PHL) § 3381(1) to permit pharmacies, health care facilities licensed under PHL Article 28 and health care practitioners that are authorized to sell or otherwise furnish hypodermic syringes to persons without a prescription to provide more than ten syringes in a single transaction. Section 1 of the bill would also repeal PHL § 3381(5) (d) (i), which currently prohibits pharmacies from advertising the retail availability of syringes without a prescription. Section 2 of the bill provides that the bill would take effect immediately.
S832 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 832 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) 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- es THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD02913-01-3
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