|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to health|
|Mar 31, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S6043
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6043 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6043 (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.
S6043 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6043 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Amends the public health law to better protect the health and safety of patients undergoing opioid or related schedule II controlled substance prescription dosage for treatment as well as inform patients of the side-effects that may result from such use. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the public health law by adding a new section3309-b.
S6043 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6043 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 31, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 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- 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.
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