assembly Bill A8538

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to patient counseling before issuing a prescription for a schedule II opioid

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Jun 20, 2017 referred to higher education

A8538 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5670
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3331, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7365
2019-2020: A741, S331

A8538 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to patient counseling before issuing a prescription for a schedule II opioid; requires practitioners to consult with the patient regarding the quantity of the opioid and the patient's option to fill the prescription in a lesser quantity, and to inform the patient of the risks associated with opiate addiction and document the reason for the prescription.

A8538 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8538

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to patient counseling
  before issuing a prescription for a schedule II opioid

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

  Section  1. Section 3331 of the public health law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. PRIOR TO ISSUING A PRESCRIPTION FOR A SCHEDULE II OPIOID, A PRAC-
TITIONER SHALL:
  (A) CONSULT WITH THE PATIENT REGARDING THE QUANTITY OF THE OPIOID  AND
THE PATIENT'S OPTION TO FILL THE PRESCRIPTION IN A LESSER QUANTITY;
  (B)  INFORM THE PATIENT OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH OPIATE ADDICTION;
AND
  (C) DOCUMENT THE REASON FOR THE OPIOID PRESCRIPTION IN  THE  PATIENT'S
MEDICAL RECORD.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized
and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04262-01-7

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