senate Bill S5670

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2017 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 24, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 23, 2017 1st report cal.1149
Apr 24, 2017 referred to health

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S5670 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8538
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3331, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7365

S5670 - 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.

S5670 - Sponsor Memo

S5670 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5670

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AKSHAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

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.
  S  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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