senate Bill S2486

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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  • 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 10, 2015 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 09, 2015 ordered to third reading from special report cal.57
Feb 03, 2015 special report cal.57
Jan 23, 2015 referred to health

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S2486 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4274
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §281, Pub Health L; amd §6810, Ed L

S2486 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Delays the requirement that prescribers use electronic prescriptions.

S2486 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2486 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2486

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON,  VALESKY,  BOYLE,  CARLUCCI, DeFRANCISCO,
  FARLEY, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, LAVALLE,  MARTINS,  O'MARA,  RITCHIE,  SAVINO,
  SERINO  --  read  twice  and  ordered  printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Health

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

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

  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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08462-01-5

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