assembly Bill A1921

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of oral medications by optometrists

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Jan 13, 2021 referred to higher education

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A1921 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1519
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7101-a & 7104, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9961, S7440
2017-2018: A6751, S5235
2019-2020: A1193, S4035

A1921 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires optometrists to meet certain standards, including the completion of a course, to prescribe oral medications.

A1921 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1921
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN, COOK, CYMBROWITZ, ABINANTI, GUNTHER,
   WEPRIN, HEVESI, STIRPE,  DiPIETRO,  BRABENEC,  FAHY,  COLTON,  NORRIS,
   BARRETT,  PHEFFER AMATO,  DINOWITZ,  LALOR,  ZEBROWSKI, STECK, HUNTER,
   BRONSON, SOLAGES, PEOPLES-STOKES,  DE LA ROSA,  B. MILLER,  MORINELLO,
   FITZPATRICK,     DICKENS,    MAGNARELLI,    PICHARDO,    SANTABARBARA,
   J. M. GIGLIO, D. ROSENTHAL,  KIM,  RODRIGUEZ,  ABBATE,  JONES,  VANEL,
   McDONOUGH,   AUBRY,   L. ROSENTHAL,   ENGLEBRIGHT,   LAVINE,   JOYNER,
   SEAWRIGHT, M. MILLER, FERNANDEZ, FALL, REILLY, REYES, SALKA,  WALLACE,
   JACOBSON,  JEAN-PIERRE,  MANKTELOW, TAYLOR, BENEDETTO, STERN, GRIFFIN,
   BUTTENSCHON, EICHENSTEIN, LUPARDO, WOERNER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
   of A. BARCLAY, BLANKENBUSH, CAHILL, CARROLL, CUSICK, DAVILA,  EPSTEIN,
   FRIEND,  GALEF,  GOODELL,  GOTTFRIED, HAWLEY, PALMESANO, PERRY, QUART,
   J. RIVERA, TAGUE, THIELE, WALSH --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the use of oral medi-
   cations by optometrists
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Paragraph  (e)  of subdivision 1 of section 7101-a of the
 education law, as added by chapter 517 of the laws of 1995,  is  amended
 to read as follows:
   (e) [Phase one] TOPICAL therapeutic pharmaceutical agents. [Phase one]
 TOPICAL  THERAPEUTIC  pharmaceutical agents shall mean those drugs which
 shall be limited to topical application to the surface of  the  eye  for
 therapeutic purposes and shall be limited to:
   (i) antibiotic/antimicrobials;
   (ii) decongestants/anti-allergenics;
   (iii) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents;
   (iv) steroidal anti-inflammatory agents;
   (v) antiviral agents;
   (vi) hyperosmotic/hypertonic agents;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.