senate Bill S5903A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health to make regulations for the donation and redispensing of unused prescription drugs

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 signed chap.480
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.295
substituted for a9905b
Jun 14, 2016 referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 09, 2016 amended on third reading (t) 5903a
Jun 09, 2016 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jun 07, 2016 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2016 1st report cal.783
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jun 10, 2015 referred to rules

Votes

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May 10, 2016 - Health committee Vote

S5903
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0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5903 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9905
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-A Title 2 §280-b, Pub Health L

S5903 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to make regulations for the donation and redispensing of unused prescription drugs.

S5903 - Sponsor Memo

S5903 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5903

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  establishing  an
  unused prescription drug donation and redispensing program

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
3309-b to read as follows:
  S  3309-B. UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUG DONATION AND REDISPENSING PROGRAM.
1. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR THE  SAFE  RECYCLING  OF
UNUSED  PRESCRIPTION  MEDICATIONS.  THE  PROGRAM  SHALL  PERMIT APPROVED
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TO VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER CENTRALLY STORED  UNUSED
MEDICATIONS  IN A SECURE MANNER, ENSURING THE PRIVACY OF THE INDIVIDUALS
FOR WHOM THE MEDICATION WAS INITIALLY  DISPENSED,  THROUGH  AN  APPROVED
ORGANIZATION DESIGNED TO FACILITATE SUCH PROGRAM. APPROVED ORGANIZATIONS
SHALL  THEN  REDIRECT  THE  DONATED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS TO ELIGIBLE
FACILITIES FOR REDISPENSING UNDER THIS PROGRAM  AFTER  INSPECTION  BY  A
PHARMACIST  OR  PRESCRIBER  AT  THE REDISPENSING FACILITY.   THE PARTIC-
IPATION OF ANY DONATING OR REDISPENSING FACILITY SHALL BE VOLUNTARY.
  2. IN DEVELOPING SUCH  PROGRAM,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  CONSIDER  THE
FOLLOWING:  (A) APPROPRIATE SITES FOR RECYCLING AND REDISPENSING OF SUCH
RECYCLED MEDICATIONS; (B) THE ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT  AND  PARTICIPATING
FACILITIES; AND (C) THE MANNER IN WHICH POTENTIAL FACILITATING ORGANIZA-
TIONS SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE STATE.
  3.  A LICENSED PHARMACY DESIGNATED BY THE DEPARTMENT MAY BE A DONATION
SITE  UNDER  THIS  SECTION  FOR  THE  FUNCTIONS  OF  ACCEPTING   DONATED
PRESCRIPTION  MEDICATIONS FROM APPROVED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, INSPECT-
ING THE DONATED MEDICATIONS, AND REDISPENSING  TO  AN  ELIGIBLE  PATIENT
UNDER THIS PROGRAM.
  4. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL WORK WITH FACILITIES TO EDUCATE THEM ABOUT THE
PROGRAM  AND  REPORT  ANNUALLY  BEGINNING  ON AND AFTER MARCH FIRST, TWO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11582-01-5

S5903A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9905
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2-A Title 2 §280-b, Pub Health L

S5903A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health to make regulations for the donation and redispensing of unused prescription drugs.

S5903A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5903A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5903--A
    Cal. No. 783

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to
  the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health  law,  in  relation  to   unused
  prescription drug donation and redispensing

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

  Section 1. Title 2 of article 2-A of the public health law is  amended
by adding a new section 280-b to read as follows:
  S  280-B.  UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUG DONATION AND REDISPENSING PROGRAM.
1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "DONOR ENTITY" MEANS A MANUFACTURER, WHOLESALER, OR DISTRIBUTOR OF
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; A PHARMACY; OR A HOSPITAL AUTHORIZED  UNDER  ARTICLE
TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (B)  "RECIPIENT ENTITY" MEANS A MANUFACTURER, WHOLESALER, OR DISTRIBU-
TOR OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; A PHARMACY; OR A  HOSPITAL  AUTHORIZED  UNDER
ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (C)"THIRD PARTY INTERMEDIARY" MEANS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT
FACILITATES  THE  DONATION  OR TRANSFER OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS UNDER THIS
SECTION BUT DOES NOT TAKE POSSESSION OR OWNERSHIP  OF  THE  PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS.
  (D)  "REDISPENSE"  MEANS  TO  DISPENSE  A  PRESCRIPTION  DRUG THAT WAS
DONATED AND RECEIVED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DONATION  AND
REDISPENSING OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS UNDER THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11582-09-6

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