|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 27, 2014||referred to higher education|
assembly Bill A9878
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A9878 (ACTIVE) - Details
A9878 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9878 I N A S S E M B L Y May 27, 2014 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the prescription pain medication awareness program and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3309-a of the public health law, as added by section 52 of part D of chapter 56 of the laws of 2012, subparagraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as amended and subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 as added by section 1 and subdivisions 3 and 4 as amended by section 2 of part D of chapter 447 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: S 3309-a. Prescription pain medication awareness program. 1. There is hereby established within the department a prescription pain medication awareness program to educate the public and health care practitioners about the risks associated with prescribing and taking controlled substance pain medications. 2. Within the amounts appropriated, the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, shall[: (a) Develop] DEVELOP and conduct a public health education media campaign designed to alert youth, parents and the general population about the risks associated with prescription pain medications and the need to properly dispose of any unused medication. In developing this campaign, the commissioner shall consult with and use information provided by the work group established pursuant to subdivision [(b)] FOUR of this section and other relevant professional organizations. The campaign shall include an internet website providing information for parents, children and health care professionals on the risks associated with taking opioids and resources available to those needing assistance with prescription pain medication addiction. Such website shall also provide information regarding where individuals may properly dispose of controlled substances in their community and include active links to EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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