Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 02, 2016||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8189
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S8189 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S8189 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8189 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to the substitution of brand name epinephrine autoinjectors with generic epinephrine autoinjectors for dispensation by pharmacists PURPOSE : To ensure affordable access to epinephrine. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one adds a new subdivision (3) to Education Law § 6816-a to authorize a pharmacists to substitute any generic epinephrine auto-injector when a brand epinephrine auto-injector has been prescribed. The prescriber maintains ability to prohibit such substitution. Section two provides that the act take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION : The unconscionable price increases of EpiPens by Mylan Pharmaceutical have made life saving epinephrine unaffordable for many families. Mylan has continuously raised the price of EpiPens, with last year's increase of 75% bringing the cost to over $600. Mylan has recently
2015-S8189 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8189 I N S E N A T E September 2, 2016 ___________ 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 education law, in relation to the substitution of brand name epinephrine autoinjectors with generic epinephrine autoin- jectors for dispensation by pharmacists THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6816-a of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, WHEN A PATIENT IS PRESCRIBED A BRAND NAME EPINEPHRINE AUTOINJECTOR, A PHARMACIST MAY SUBSTITUTE A GENERIC EPINEPHRINE AUTOINJECTOR CONTAINING THE SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENTS, DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTH AS THE BRAND NAME PRODUCT PRESCRIBED, ORDERED OR DEMANDED, PROVIDED THAT THE PRESCRIBER DOES NOT PROHIBIT SUBSTITUTION. (B) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION "EPINEPHRINE AUTOINJECTOR" MEANS A MEDICAL DEVICE FOR INJECTING A MEASURED DOSE OR DOSES OF EPINEPHRINE (ADRENALINE) BY MEANS OF AUTOINJECTOR TECHNOLOGY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16053-02-6
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