|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S331
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S331 (ACTIVE) - Details
S331 (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.
S331 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S331 SPONSOR: AKSHAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to patient counseling before issuing a prescription for a schedule II opioid PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will authorize a practitioner to consult with a patient in regards to the quantity of an opioid prescribed. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes that a practitioner must consult with a patient regarding the quantity of an opioid as well as the patient's option to fill the prescription in a lesser quantity. The patient must also be informed of the risk associated with an opioid-related addiction. The reason for the prescription is to be documented in the patient's medical record.
S331 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 331 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ 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. § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law. 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. LBD04787-01-9
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