senate Bill S7739

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for the creation of a drug guide for seniors regarding the drugs commonly used by people over 62 years of age

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Aging Committee


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May 12, 2016 referred to aging

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S7739 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A422
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1962
2011-2012: A2154
2013-2014: A363
2017-2018: S3585, A633
2019-2020: S3291, S7839, A2326
2021-2022: S3678

S7739 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the creation of a drug guide for seniors regarding the drugs commonly used by people over 62 years of age; provides that such guide will include functions and drug interactions.

S7739 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7739 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7739

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to creating and  distributing
  a drug guide for senior consumers

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

  Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a  new  section  224  to
read as follows:
  S  224. SENIOR DRUG GUIDE. THE DIRECTOR, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE
BOARD OF PHARMACY, AND AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
SHALL, WITHIN AMOUNTS MADE AVAILABLE BY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR,  PREPARE
AND  PUBLISH  A  GUIDE EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE, FUNCTION, AND COMMON DRUG
INTERACTIONS  OF  DRUGS  COMMONLY  USED  BY  PERSONS  OVER  THE  AGE  OF
SIXTY-TWO.  THE  GUIDE  SHALL ALSO INCLUDE THE EFFECTS OF COMBINING SUCH
MEDICATIONS WITH ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.  PROMINENTLY WRITTEN IN  AT  LEAST
FOURTEEN  POINT TYPE ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE GUIDE SHALL BE THE FOLLOW-
ING CAUTION: "DO NOT BEGIN TAKING, STOP TAKING, OR ALTER YOUR DOSAGE  OF
ANY MEDICATIONS WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR DOCTOR OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PRAC-
TITIONER."    THE DIRECTOR SHALL TAKE SUCH ACTIONS AS SHALL BE NECESSARY
AND APPROPRIATE TO MAKE SUCH GUIDE AVAILABLE ON THEIR WEBSITE AND  WITH-
OUT  CHARGE  THROUGH  DESIGNATED  AGENCIES,  AS  SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN
SECTION TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THIS TITLE, AND IN THE SIX  MOST  COMMON
LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH. REQUESTS FOR MORE THAN TEN COPIES SHALL BE
SUBJECT  TO  A  REASONABLE  CHARGE TO COVER THE COST OF REPRODUCTION AND
HANDLING. THIS GUIDE SHALL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED TO MAINTAIN ACCURACY AND
RELEVANCY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
  S 2. This act shall  take  effect  on  the  first  of  September  next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00787-03-6

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