assembly Bill A4274

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Delays until March 27, 2016, the requirement that prescribers use electronic prescriptions

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S2486 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2015 signed chap.13
Mar 02, 2015 delivered to governor
Feb 25, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.36
substituted for a4274
Feb 25, 2015 substituted by s2486
Feb 19, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.36
Feb 10, 2015 reported
Jan 30, 2015 referred to health


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A4274 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §281, Pub Health L; amd §6810, Ed L

A4274 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Delays the requirement that prescribers use electronic prescriptions.

A4274 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2015

Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to electronic prescriptions


  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 281 of the public health  law,  as
added  by  section  2  of  part B of chapter 447 of the laws of 2012, is
amended to read as follows:
  3. On or  before  December  thirty-first,  two  thousand  twelve,  the
commissioner  shall  promulgate  regulations,  in  consultation with the
commissioner  of  education,  establishing  standards   for   electronic
prescriptions.  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of this section or
any other law to the contrary, effective [two] THREE years subsequent to
the date on which such regulations  are  promulgated,  no  person  shall
issue any prescription in this state unless such prescription is made by
electronic  prescription  from  the person issuing the prescription to a
pharmacy in  accordance  with  such  regulatory  standards,  except  for
prescriptions:  (a) issued by veterinarians; (b) issued in circumstances
where electronic prescribing is not available due to  temporary  techno-
logical or electrical failure, as set forth in regulation; (c) issued by
practitioners  who  have  received  a  waiver or a renewal thereof for a
specified period determined by the commissioner, not to exceed one year,
from the requirement to use electronic prescribing, pursuant to a  proc-
ess  established in regulation by the commissioner, in consultation with
the commissioner of education, due to economic  hardship,  technological
limitations  that  are  not reasonably within the control of the practi-
tioner, or other exceptional circumstance demonstrated  by  the  practi-
tioner; (d) issued by a practitioner under circumstances where, notwith-
standing  the  practitioner's  present  ability  to  make  an electronic
prescription as required by this subdivision, such practitioner  reason-

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