senate Bill S6750

Vetoed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to disposal sites operated by pharmacies

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Current Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2017 vetoed memo.247
Dec 06, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.86
substituted for a387b
referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2189
Jun 16, 2017 referred to rules

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S6750 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A387B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3343-b, Pub Health L

S6750 - Summary

Requires chain pharmacies to operate a safe disposal site for unused controlled substances.

S6750 - Sponsor Memo

S6750 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6750

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2017
                               ___________

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 public health law, in  relation  to  disposal  sites
  operated by pharmacies

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 3343-b of the public  health  law,
as  amended  by chapter 379 of the laws of 2015, is amended and five new
subdivisions 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are added to read as follows:
  3. Disposal sites shall be operated by law enforcement agencies, phar-
macies THAT DO NOT MEET THE DEFINITION OF "CHAIN PHARMACY" AS DEFINED IN
SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, and  other  Federal  Drug  Enforcement
Administration  authorized  collectors  on a voluntary basis. Nothing in
this section shall require any political subdivision  of  the  state  to
participate in the program established in this section.
  4.  IT  IS  THE POLICY OF THE STATE TO EXPAND DRUG DISPOSAL OPTIONS TO
KEEP UNUSED MEDICATIONS FROM BEING  MISUSED.  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THIS
POLICY,  CHAIN PHARMACIES DISPENSING SUCH MEDICATIONS SHALL ALSO COLLECT
SUCH MEDICATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION. FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION, "CHAIN PHARMACY" SHALL MEAN ANY PHARMACY THAT IS PART OF A
GROUP OF TEN OR MORE ESTABLISHMENTS THAT: (A) CONDUCT BUSINESS UNDER THE
SAME  BUSINESS NAME, OR (B) OPERATE UNDER COMMON OWNERSHIP OR MANAGEMENT
OR PURSUANT TO A FRANCHISE  AGREEMENT  WITH  THE  SAME  FRANCHISOR.  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL REQUIRE ANY CHAIN PHARMACY OPERATING IN THE STATE TO
PROVIDE DRUG DISPOSAL OPTIONS TO ITS  CUSTOMERS,  SEEKING  FEDERAL  DRUG
ENFORCEMENT  ADMINISTRATION APPROVAL AS NEEDED, FOR PURPOSES OF COLLECT-
ING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES THROUGH USE OF A COLLECTION RECEPTACLE,  MAIL-
BACK  PROGRAM  OR  OTHER  DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION APPROVED MECH-
ANISM, PROVIDED SUCH IS OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL CUSTOMERS,  EXCEPT
AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03748-08-7

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