Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 18, 2017
|Dec 06, 2017
delivered to governor
|Jun 21, 2017
returned to senate
ordered to third reading cal.86
substituted for a387b
referred to health
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.2189
|Jun 16, 2017
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6750Vetoed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Vetoed By Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S6750 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S6750 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6750 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law, in relation to disposal sites operated by pharmacies PURPOSE : To provide for chain pharmacies to take back prescription medication. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 adds new subdivisions to subdivision 3 of section 3343-b of the public health law to provide that chain pharmacies and nonresident pharmacies shall have take back methods and if mail back is used shall not charge a consumer more than two dollars per mail-back envelop. Section 2 is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION : Chapter 79 of the Laws of 2015 allowed pharmacies and other Drug Enforcement Administration authorized collectors to collect unused controlled substances in New York. While this was an important first step in making it easier for people to take back their unused medications, not all pharmacies are voluntarily participating.
2017-S6750 (ACTIVE) - 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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