senate Bill S6488

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes under the direction of the state board of pharmacy a drug repository program

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Jan 20, 2016 referred to higher education

S6488 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2622
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง6832, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7164
2013-2014: A3329
2017-2018: S1655, A2301
2019-2020: S3085, A8615
2021-2022: S5947, A1018

S6488 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes under the direction of the state board of pharmacy a drug repository program to accept and dispense donated drug prescriptions; authorizes such board and the commissioner of health to promulgate rules and regulations; makes definitions; exempts such persons or entities who dispense such donated drugs from criminal or tort liability or professional disciplinary action.

S6488 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6488 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6488

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing under the
  direction of the state board of pharmacy a drug repository program  to
  accept and dispense donated prescription drugs

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  6832
to read as follows:
  S  6832.  REPOSITORY PROGRAM; ACCEPT AND DISPENSE DONATED PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: A. "HOSPITAL" HAS THE SAME MEANING AS
IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED  ONE  OF  THE  PUBLIC
HEALTH LAW.
  B.  "NONPROFIT  CLINIC" MEANS A CORPORATION AS DEFINED IN SUBPARAGRAPH
FIVE OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWO OF  THE  NOT-FOR-PROFIT
CORPORATION  LAW,  OR  ANY CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION NOT ORGANIZED AND NOT
OPERATED FOR PROFIT, THAT PROVIDES HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO INDIGENT  AND
UNINSURED  PERSONS. "NONPROFIT CLINIC" SHALL NOT INCLUDE A HOSPITAL OR A
FACILITY AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION  TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED
ONE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  C. "PRESCRIPTION DRUG" MEANS ANY DRUG TO WHICH THE FOLLOWING APPLIES:
  (1)  UNDER  THE FOOD, DRUG, AND COSMETIC ACT, 52 STAT. 1040 (1938), 21
U.S.C.A. 301, AS AMENDED, THE DRUG IS REQUIRED TO BEAR A LABEL  CONTAIN-
ING  THE  LEGEND,  "CAUTION:  FEDERAL  LAW  PROHIBITS DISPENSING WITHOUT
PRESCRIPTION" OR "CAUTION: FEDERAL LAW RESTRICTS THIS DRUG TO USE BY  OR
ON  THE  ORDER  OF  A  LICENSED VETERINARIAN" OR ANY SIMILAR RESTRICTIVE
STATEMENT, OR THE DRUG MAY BE DISPENSED ONLY UPON A PRESCRIPTION.
  (2) UNDER THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  DRUG  MAY  BE  DISPENSED  ONLY  UPON  A
PRESCRIPTION.
  (3)  DRUGS THAT CAN ONLY BE DISPENSED TO A PATIENT REGISTERED WITH THE
DRUG'S MANUFACTURER IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL FOOD  AND  DRUG  ADMINIS-
TRATION  REQUIREMENTS  MAY  NOT  BE  ACCEPTED  OR  DISTRIBUTED UNDER THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04725-01-5

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