assembly Bill A7285A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires health practitioners to discuss with patients the risks associated with certain pain medications before prescribing such medications

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Apr 26, 2019 print number 7285a
Apr 26, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to health
Apr 18, 2019 referred to health

A7285 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4277
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§3309-b & 3309-c, Pub Health L

A7285 - Summary

Requires health practitioners to discuss with patients the risks associated with certain pain medications before prescribing such medications; requires that for the first opioid analgesic prescription of a calendar year the prescribing physician shall counsel the patient on the risks of overdose.

A7285 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7285

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 18, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  requiring  health
  practitioners  to  discuss  with  patients  the  risks associated with
  certain pain medications before prescribing such medications

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
3309-b to read as follows:
  § 3309-B. PRACTITIONER AND PATIENT DISCUSSIONS; OPIOID  PRESCRIPTIONS.
1. PRIOR TO ISSUING THE INITIAL PRESCRIPTION OF A SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE  FOR THE TREATMENT OF PAIN OR ANY OTHER OPIOID DRUG WHICH IS A
PRESCRIPTION DRUG FOR ACUTE OR CHRONIC PAIN AND AGAIN PRIOR  TO  ISSUING
THE  THIRD PRESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE OF TREATMENT, A PRACTITIONER SHALL
DISCUSS WITH THE PATIENT, OR THE PATIENT'S PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN  IF  THE
PATIENT  IS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND IS NOT AN EMANCIPATED MINOR,
THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRUGS BEING PRESCRIBED, INCLUDING BUT  NOT
LIMITED TO:
  (A)  THE  RISKS OF ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE ASSOCIATED WITH OPIOID DRUGS
AND THE DANGERS OF TAKING OPIOID DRUGS WITH ALCOHOL, BENZODIAZEPINES AND
OTHER CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS;
  (B) THE REASONS WHY THE PRESCRIPTION IS NECESSARY;
  (C) ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE; AND
  (D) THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE DRUGS  BEING  PRESCRIBED,
SPECIFICALLY  THAT  OPIOIDS  ARE  HIGHLY  ADDICTIVE,  EVEN WHEN TAKEN AS
PRESCRIBED, THAT THERE IS A RISK OF DEVELOPING A PHYSICAL OR  PSYCHOLOG-
ICAL  DEPENDENCE  ON  THE  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE,  AND THAT THE RISKS OF
TAKING MORE OPIOIDS THAN PRESCRIBED, OR  MIXING  SEDATIVES,  BENZODIAZE-
PINES   OR  ALCOHOL  WITH  OPIOIDS,  CAN  RESULT  IN  FATAL  RESPIRATORY
DEPRESSION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10262-01-9

A7285A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4277
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§3309-b & 3309-c, Pub Health L

A7285A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health practitioners to discuss with patients the risks associated with certain pain medications before prescribing such medications; requires that for the first opioid analgesic prescription of a calendar year the prescribing physician shall counsel the patient on the risks of overdose.

A7285A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7285--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Health -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring health
  practitioners to discuss  with  patients  the  risks  associated  with
  certain  pain  medications before prescribing such medications; and in
  relation to opioid analgesic prescriptions

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
3309-b to read as follows:
  § 3309-B. PRACTITIONER AND PATIENT DISCUSSIONS; OPIOID  PRESCRIPTIONS.
1. PRIOR TO ISSUING THE INITIAL PRESCRIPTION OF A SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE  FOR THE TREATMENT OF PAIN OR ANY OTHER OPIOID DRUG WHICH IS A
PRESCRIPTION DRUG FOR ACUTE OR CHRONIC PAIN AND AGAIN PRIOR  TO  ISSUING
THE  THIRD PRESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE OF TREATMENT, A PRACTITIONER SHALL
DISCUSS WITH THE PATIENT, OR THE PATIENT'S PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN  IF  THE
PATIENT  IS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND IS NOT AN EMANCIPATED MINOR,
THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRUGS BEING PRESCRIBED, INCLUDING BUT  NOT
LIMITED TO:
  (A)  THE  RISKS OF ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE ASSOCIATED WITH OPIOID DRUGS
AND THE DANGERS OF TAKING OPIOID DRUGS WITH ALCOHOL, BENZODIAZEPINES AND
OTHER CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS;
  (B) THE REASONS WHY THE PRESCRIPTION IS NECESSARY;
  (C) ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE; AND
  (D) THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE DRUGS  BEING  PRESCRIBED,
SPECIFICALLY  THAT  OPIOIDS  ARE  HIGHLY  ADDICTIVE,  EVEN WHEN TAKEN AS
PRESCRIBED, THAT THERE IS A RISK OF DEVELOPING A PHYSICAL OR  PSYCHOLOG-
ICAL  DEPENDENCE  ON  THE  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCE,  AND THAT THE RISKS OF
TAKING MORE OPIOIDS THAN PRESCRIBED, OR  MIXING  SEDATIVES,  BENZODIAZE-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10262-03-9

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