senate Bill S3585

2017-2018 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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 08, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to aging
Jan 25, 2017 referred to aging

Votes

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May 8, 2018 - Aging committee Vote

S3585
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Nay
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Absent
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Aging Committee Vote: May 8, 2018

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S3585 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A633
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
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
2015-2016: S7739, A422
2019-2020: S3291, S7839, A2326
2021-2022: S3678

S3585 (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.

S3585 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3585 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3585

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  COMRIE,  CARLUCCI,  HAMILTON, MONTGOMERY, PARKER,
  SERRANO -- 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:
  § 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  MEDICA-
TIONS  WITH  ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.  PROMINENTLY WRITTEN IN AT LEAST FOUR-
TEEN POINT TYPE ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE GUIDE SHALL  BE  THE  FOLLOWING
CAUTION:  "DO NOT BEGIN TAKING, STOP TAKING, OR ALTER YOUR DOSAGE OF ANY
MEDICATIONS WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR DOCTOR OR OTHER  HEALTHCARE  PRACTI-
TIONER."  THE DIRECTOR SHALL TAKE SUCH ACTIONS AS SHALL BE NECESSARY AND
APPROPRIATE  TO  MAKE  SUCH GUIDE AVAILABLE ON THEIR WEBSITE AND WITHOUT
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.
  §  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.
                                                           LBD00350-01-7

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