senate Bill S6584

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes Buoy's law; requires veterinarians to notify owners of potential risks and side effects of medication prior to prescribing or otherwise providing medication to an animal

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Jan 28, 2016 referred to agriculture

S6584 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9622
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง380, Ag & Mkts L

S6584 - Summary

Establishes Buoy's law; requires veterinarians to notify owners of potential risks and side effects of medication verbally and in writing prior to prescribing or otherwise providing medication to an animal; requires veterinarians to provide a manufacturer's warning label or information insert when repackaging medication.

S6584 - Sponsor Memo

S6584 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6584

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT establishing Buoy's law; to amend  the  agriculture  and  markets
  law, in relation to requiring veterinarians to notify owners of poten-
  tial  risks  and  side  effects  of medication prior to prescribing or
  otherwise providing medication to an animal

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Buoy's law".
  S  2.  The  agriculture  and  markets  law  is amended by adding a new
section 380 to read as follows:
  S 380. NOTIFICATION BY VETERINARIAN OF RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDI-
CATION. 1. A VETERINARIAN WHO PRESCRIBES OR OTHERWISE  PROVIDES  MEDICA-
TION  FOR AN ANIMAL SHALL NOTIFY THE OWNER OF THE ANIMAL VERBALLY AND IN
WRITING OF THE POTENTIAL RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS OF SUCH MEDICATION PRIOR
TO PRESCRIBING OR PROVIDING MEDICATION.
  2. IF A  VETERINARIAN  REPACKAGES  PRESCRIPTION  MEDICATION  PRIOR  TO
PRESCRIBING  OR  OTHERWISE  PROVIDING  SUCH MEDICATION, THE VETERINARIAN
SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF THE  DRUG  MANUFACTURER'S  WARNING  LABEL  OR  A
MANUFACTURER'S WARNING INFORMATION INSERT TO THE OWNER OF THE ANIMAL.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13814-01-6

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