senate Bill S8080

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs

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Jun 10, 2016 referred to rules

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S8080 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A881
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.09, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6725, A7837
2017-2018: S4326, A3074
2019-2020: S379, A3348

S8080 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of and addiction to prescription drugs.

S8080 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8080 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8080

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LANZA, GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the distribution
  of educational materials regarding the  misuse  of  and  addiction  to
  prescription drugs

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

  Section 1. Section 19.09 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (j) to read as follows:
  (J)  (1)  THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF
HEALTH, SHALL CREATE OR UTILIZE  EXISTING  EDUCATIONAL  MATERIALS  WHICH
SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE DANGERS OF MISUSE AND THE POTEN-
TIAL FOR ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TREATMENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE,
AND  THE PROPER WAY TO DISPOSE OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.  SUCH MATE-
RIALS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO PHARMACISTS AND MAY BE DISTRIBUTED WITH
ANY PRESCRIBED DRUG THAT IS  A  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE  BY  A  PHARMACIST
LICENSED  BY  THE  STATE  TO  DISPENSE  PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO THE PUBLIC
PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIVE OF THE EDUCATION  LAW.  THE
INFORMATION  CONTAINED  IN  SUCH  MATERIALS  SHALL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE
WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL
BE PROVIDED IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE
COMMISSIONERS.
  (2) UTILIZING DATA THAT IS AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, INFORMATION OBTAINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION
THIRTY-THREE HUNDRED NINE-A OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW,  THE  COMMISSIONER
SHALL  IDENTIFY THE COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE PRESCRIPTION OPIOID
ABUSE IS MOST PREVALENT. PHARMACISTS LICENSED BY THE STATE  TO  DISPENSE
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MAY BE NOTIFIED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMISSIONER
IN  COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ABOUT THE PREVALENCE OF
OPIOID ABUSE IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH SUCH  PHARMACISTS  ARE  LOCATED  AND
ENCOURAGE  THE  FACILITIES  WHERE  PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS  ARE DISPENSED TO
DISTRIBUTE MATERIALS CREATED OR UTILIZED PURSUANT TO  PARAGRAPH  ONE  OF
THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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