senate Bill S1519

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of oral medications by optometrists

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Current Bill Status - Delivered to Governor


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 13, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 02, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.295
substituted for a1921
Mar 04, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.95
Jan 12, 2021 referred to higher education

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S1519 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1921
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7101-a & 7104, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7440, A9961
2017-2018: S5235, A6751
2019-2020: S4035, A1193

S1519 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1519 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1519 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1519
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed 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;
   (vii) cycloplegics;
   (viii) artificial tears and lubricants; AND
   (IX) IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE AGENTS.
   § 2. Paragraph (f) 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:
   (f)  [Phase  two  therapeutic]  THERAPEUTIC  pharmaceutical agents FOR
 TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA AND OCULAR HYPERTENSION.  [Phase two]  THERAPEUTIC
 pharmaceutical  agents FOR TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA AND OCULAR HYPERTENSION
 shall mean those drugs which shall be limited to topical application  to
 the surface of the eye and shall be limited to:
   (i) beta blockers;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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