senate Bill S331

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to health

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S331 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A741
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3331, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7365
2017-2018: S5670, A8538

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

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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