senate Bill S5682

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to creating a wholesale prescription drug importation program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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May 10, 2019 referred to health

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S5682 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7588
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-d, Pub Health L

S5682 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a wholesale prescription drug importation program which complies with federal standards and regulations for the purpose of generating substantial savings for consumers.

S5682 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5682 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5682

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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 creating a  whole-
  sale prescription drug importation program

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

  Section 1. Title 2 of article 2-A of the public health law is  amended
by adding a new section 280-d to read as follows:
  §  280-D.  WHOLESALE  PRESCRIPTION  DRUG IMPORTATION PROGRAM.   1. (A)
THERE IS HEREBY CREATED IN THE DEPARTMENT A WHOLESALE PRESCRIPTION  DRUG
IMPORTATION PROGRAM.
  (B)  AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES
OTHERWISE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (I) "WHOLESALE PRESCRIPTION DRUG  IMPORTATION  PROGRAM"  OR  "PROGRAM"
MEANS  THE WHOLESALE PRESCRIPTION DRUG IMPORTATION PROGRAM CREATED UNDER
THIS SECTION.
  (II) "PRESCRIPTION DRUG WHOLESALER"  MEANS  AN  ENTITY  AUTHORIZED  TO
ACQUIRE  PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND SELL OR DISTRIBUTE THEM WHOLESALE IN THE
STATE.
  (III) "APPROVED  WHOLESALER"  MEANS  A  PRESCRIPTION  DRUG  WHOLESALER
APPROVED UNDER THIS SECTION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM.
  (C)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP  AND  IMPLEMENT  THE PROGRAM IN
CONSULTATION WITH INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS AND APPROPRIATE FEDERAL  OFFI-
CIALS.  THE  PROGRAM  SHALL COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS,
INCLUDING 21 U.S.C. § 384, AND REQUIREMENTS REGARDING  SAFETY  AND  COST
SAVINGS. UNDER THE PROGRAM:
  (I)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  APPROVE  ONE  OR MORE PRESCRIPTION DRUG
WHOLESALERS  TO  SEEK  FEDERAL  CERTIFICATION  AND  APPROVAL  TO  IMPORT
PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS  FROM  ONE  OR  MORE  OTHER COUNTRIES, TO BE SOLD OR
DISTRIBUTED WHOLESALE IN THE STATE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11421-01-9

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