|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to higher education|
|Jun 20, 2017||referred to higher education|
assembly Bill A8538
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
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- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
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A8538 (ACTIVE) - Details
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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