assembly Bill A881

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2016 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.113
rules report cal.113
Jun 07, 2016 reported
Jun 06, 2016 reported referred to rules
Jun 01, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
Jan 08, 2015 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

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A881 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8080
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.09, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7837, S6725
2017-2018: A3074, S4326
2019-2020: A3348, S379

A881 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs.

A881 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   881

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CYMBROWITZ, CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A.  ARROYO,  BORELLI,  COOK, CROUCH, FARRELL, GUNTHER, HIKIND, HOOPER,
  JAFFEE, LUPINACCI, MAGEE, MOSLEY, MOYA,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  RA,  RIVERA,
  TITUS  --  read  once  and referred to the Committee on Alcoholism and
  Drug Abuse

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the  distribution
  of  educational  materials  regarding  the  misuse of and addiction to
  prescription drugs

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  19.09  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (j) to read as follows:
  (J) (1) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
HEALTH,  SHALL  CREATE  OR  UTILIZE EXISTING EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS WHICH
SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE DANGERS OF MISUSE AND THE POTEN-
TIAL FOR ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TREATMENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE,
AND THE PROPER WAY TO DISPOSE OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.  SUCH  MATE-
RIALS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO PHARMACISTS AND MAY BE DISTRIBUTED WITH
ANY  PRESCRIBED  DRUG  THAT  IS  A  CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY A PHARMACIST
LICENSED BY THE STATE TO  DISPENSE  PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS  TO  THE  PUBLIC
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW. THE
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH MATERIALS SHALL  ALSO  BE  POSTED  ON  THE
WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL
BE PROVIDED IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE
COMMISSIONERS.
  (2) UTILIZING DATA THAT IS AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, INFORMATION OBTAINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION
THIRTY-THREE  HUNDRED  NINE-A OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL IDENTIFY THE COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE PRESCRIPTION  OPIOID
ABUSE  IS  MOST PREVALENT. PHARMACISTS LICENSED BY THE STATE TO DISPENSE
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MAY BE NOTIFIED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMISSIONER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05258-01-5