assembly Bill A9837

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to transmission and hard copies of electronic prescriptions

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 30, 2016 tabled
Sep 29, 2016 vetoed memo.213
Sep 20, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1639
substituted for s7334
May 11, 2016 referred to health
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 05, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.564
May 04, 2016 reported
Apr 14, 2016 referred to health

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A9837 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7334
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §281, Pub Health L; amd §6810, Ed L

A9837 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts provisions governing the transmission of electronic prescriptions and the production of hard copies of such prescriptions.

A9837 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9837

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 14, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, ABINANTI, BENEDETTO, BICHOTTE, BLAKE,
  CAHILL, COLTON, COOK, CRESPO, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, FAHY, GALEF, HOOP-
  ER, JAFFEE, MARKEY,  MAYER,  McDONOUGH,  PAULIN,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  RA,
  RAIA,  SEAWRIGHT,  SIMON, SOLAGES, STECK, THIELE, TITONE, ZEBROWSKI --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  BRENNAN,  BUCHWALD,  CERETTO,  CROUCH,
  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GLICK,  HYNDMAN,  MAGEE,  McKEVITT, NOLAN, SIMANOWITZ --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to transmission and hard copies of electronic prescriptions

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

  Section 1. Section 281 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8.  (A)  AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  "ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION" SHALL
INCLUDE A PRESCRIPTION THAT IS ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED TO A SITE FROM
WHICH A PHARMACY CAN  DOWNLOAD  THE  PRESCRIPTION  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
DISPENSING IT ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE PRESCRIPTION.
  (B)  WHERE  A  PRACTITIONER  ISSUES AN ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION, AT THE
REQUEST OR WITH THE CONSENT OF THE PATIENT FOR WHOM  A  PRESCRIPTION  IS
ISSUED:
  (I) THE PRACTITIONER SHALL ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMIT THE PRESCRIPTION TO
A  SITE  FROM  WHICH A PHARMACY CAN DOWNLOAD THE PRESCRIPTION UNDER THIS
SUBPARAGRAPH. HOWEVER, THE PRACTITIONER SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO  COMPLY
WITH  THIS SUBPARAGRAPH IF THE PRACTITIONER INFORMS THE PATIENT THAT THE
PRACTITIONER IS NOT ABLE TO DO SO OR IF THE PATIENT INTENDS TO HAVE  THE
PRESCRIPTION  DISPENSED  BY A PHARMACY THAT THE PRACTITIONER IS INFORMED
IS NOT ABLE TO DO SO. A PHARMACY MAY DOWNLOAD THE PRESCRIPTION  FOR  THE
PURPOSE OF DISPENSING IT AT THE DIRECTION OF THE PATIENT OR OTHER PERSON
TO  WHOM  THE  PHARMACY  WOULD  BE  AUTHORIZED  TO  DELIVER  THE PRODUCT
PRESCRIBED.
  (II) THE PRACTITIONER SHALL, AT THE REQUEST OF THE PATIENT FOR WHOM  A
PRESCRIPTION  IS  ISSUED,  PROVIDE  THE  PATIENT WITH A HARD COPY OF THE
PRESCRIPTION, INCLUDING INFORMATION IDENTIFYING THE SITE OR PHARMACY  TO
WHICH THE PRESCRIPTION HAS BEEN SENT ELECTRONICALLY.

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