senate Bill S975A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Feb 11, 2013 print number 975a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

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S975 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7101-a & 7106, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3027B

S975 - 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 25 hour phase three therapeutic pharmaceutical agent certification course of didactic education; permits the commissioner of health to recommend other categories of drugs that may also be prescribed.

S975 - Sponsor Memo

S975 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   975

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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 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.   Subparagraph (v) of paragraph (d)  of  subdivision  1  of
section 7101-a of the education law, as added by chapter 517 of the laws
of  1995,  is  amended  and  a new subparagraph (vi) is added to read as
follows:
  (v) Disclosing agents and other substances used  in  conjunction  with
these drugs as part of a diagnostic procedure[.];
  (VI)  SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF  SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S  2. Subparagraph (viii) of paragraph (e) of subdivision 1 of section
7101-a of the education law, as added by chapter  517  of  the  laws  of
1995,  is  amended  and  a  new  subparagraph  (ix)  is added to read as
follows:
  (viii) artificial tears and lubricants[.];
  (IX) SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 3. 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;

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

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S975A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7101-a & 7106, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3027B

S975A (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 25 hour phase three therapeutic pharmaceutical agent certification course of didactic education; permits the commissioner of health to recommend other categories of drugs that may also be prescribed.

S975A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S975A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 975--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LIBOUS, ESPAILLAT -- 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.  Subparagraph  (v)  of  paragraph  (d) of subdivision 1 of
section 7101-a of the education law, as added by chapter 517 of the laws
of 1995, is amended and a new subparagraph (vi)  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (v)  Disclosing  agents  and other substances used in conjunction with
these drugs as part of a diagnostic procedure[.];
  (VI) SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. Subparagraph (viii) of paragraph (e) of subdivision 1 of  section
7101-a  of  the  education  law,  as added by chapter 517 of the laws of
1995, is amended and a  new  subparagraph  (ix)  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (viii) artificial tears and lubricants[.];
  (IX)  SUCH ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES OF DRUGS AS MAY BE RECOMMENDED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF  SUBDIVISION
TWELVE OF THIS SECTION.
  S  3.  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03208-03-3

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