assembly Bill A4978B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires veterinarians to provide certain information to animal owners regarding the drugs dispensed to an animal

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.980
substituted for s1289b
May 03, 2022 referred to agriculture
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Apr 28, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.534
Apr 26, 2022 reported
Apr 19, 2022 print number 4978b
Apr 19, 2022 amend and recommit to higher education
Mar 29, 2022 print number 4978a
Mar 29, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Feb 09, 2021 referred to higher education

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A4978 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1289
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6715, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9622, S6584
2017-2018: A4664, S664
2019-2020: A6502, S3959

A4978 - Summary

Requires veterinarians to provide certain information to animal owners regarding the drugs dispensed to an animal, including the name and description of the drug; the directions for use; actions to be taken in the event of a missed dose; instructions for proper storage (view more) any common reasonably anticipated adverse effects associated with the use of such drug; and manufacturer precautions and relevant warnings.

A4978 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4978
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, SOLAGES, EPSTEIN -- Multi-Sponsored
   by -- M. of A.  COOK, GOTTFRIED, JEAN-PIERRE, PICHARDO, SIMON,  THIELE
   -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to estab-
   lishing Buoy's law  relating  to  requiring  veterinarians  to  notify
   owners  of  potential  risks  and  side effects of medication prior to
   prescribing or otherwise providing medication to an animal
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
 "Buoy's law".
   § 2. The agriculture and markets  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 382 to read as follows:
   § 382. NOTIFICATION BY VETERINARIAN OF RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDI-
 CATION.  1. EACH TIME A VETERINARIAN INITIALLY PRESCRIBES, DISPENSES, OR
 PROVIDES A MEDICATION TO AN ANIMAL PATIENT IN AN OUTPATIENT SETTING, THE
 VETERINARIAN SHALL OFFER TO PROVIDE, IN  PERSON  OR  THROUGH  ELECTRONIC
 MEANS,  TO THE CLIENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ANIMAL, OR HIS OR HER AGENT, A
 CONSULTATION THAT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
   (A) THE NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF THE MEDICATION;
   (B) ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION, DOSAGE FORM,  DOSAGE,  DURATION  OF  DRUG
 THERAPY,  THE DURATION OF THE EFFECTS OF THE DRUG, AND THE COMMON SEVERE
 ADVERSE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE DRUG;
   (C) ANY SPECIAL DIRECTIONS FOR PROPER USE AND STORAGE;
   (D) ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF A MISSED DOSE; AND
   (E) IF REQUESTED AND WHERE AVAILABLE,  A  VETERINARIAN  SHALL  PROVIDE
 DOCUMENTATION  OF  PRECAUTIONS  AND  RELEVANT  WARNINGS  PROVIDED BY THE
 DRUG'S MANUFACTURER.
   2. THE CLIENT, OR AN AGENT DESIGNATED  BY  THE  CLIENT,  SHALL  DECIDE
 WHETHER  THE  CONSULTATION  BE  PROVIDED IN PERSON OR THROUGH ELECTRONIC
 MEANS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A4978A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1289
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6715, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9622, S6584
2017-2018: A4664, S664
2019-2020: A6502, S3959

A4978A - Summary

Requires veterinarians to provide certain information to animal owners regarding the drugs dispensed to an animal, including the name and description of the drug; the directions for use; actions to be taken in the event of a missed dose; instructions for proper storage (view more) any common reasonably anticipated adverse effects associated with the use of such drug; and manufacturer precautions and relevant warnings.

A4978A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4978--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, SOLAGES, EPSTEIN, GRIFFIN -- Multi-
   Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, GOTTFRIED, JEAN-PIERRE,  SIMON,  THIELE
   --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on Higher Education --
   recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education  in  accordance  with
   Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring veterinari-
   ans to provide certain information  to  animal  owners  regarding  the
   drugs dispensed to an animal
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  6715
 to read as follows:
   §  6715.  DISPENSING  INFORMATION  TO BE PROVIDED BY VETERINARIANS. 1.
 EACH TIME A VETERINARIAN PRESCRIBES, DISPENSES, OR PROVIDES A DRUG TO AN
 ANIMAL, THE VETERINARIAN SHALL PROVIDE TO THE OWNER OF SUCH  ANIMAL,  OR
 HIS OR HER AGENT, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
   (A) THE NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF THE DRUG;
   (B)  DIRECTIONS  FOR  USE, INCLUDING, IF APPLICABLE, ANY ACTIONS TO BE
 TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF A MISSED DOSE;
   (C) IF AVAILABLE, MANUFACTURER INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPER STORAGE;
   (D) ANY COMMON ADVERSE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF  SUCH  DRUG;
 AND
   (E) IF AVAILABLE, MANUFACTURER PRECAUTIONS AND RELEVANT WARNINGS.
   2. THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPHS (D) AND (E) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
 SECTION SHALL ONLY APPLY WHEN THE MANUFACTURER HAS MADE AVAILABLE INFOR-
 MATION FOR THE SPECIFIC ANIMAL SPECIES TO WHICH SUCH DRUG IS PRESCRIBED,
 DISPENSED OR PROVIDED.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
 tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be  made  and
 completed on or before such date.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A4978B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1289
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6715, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9622, S6584
2017-2018: A4664, S664
2019-2020: A6502, S3959

A4978B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires veterinarians to provide certain information to animal owners regarding the drugs dispensed to an animal, including the name and description of the drug; the directions for use; actions to be taken in the event of a missed dose; instructions for proper storage (view more) any common reasonably anticipated adverse effects associated with the use of such drug; and manufacturer precautions and relevant warnings.

A4978B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4978--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, SOLAGES, EPSTEIN, GRIFFIN -- Multi-
   Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, GOTTFRIED, JEAN-PIERRE,  SIMON,  THIELE
   --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on Higher Education --
   recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education  in  accordance  with
   Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted
   to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with Assembly  Rule
   3,  sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  veterinari-
   ans  to  provide  certain  information  to animal owners regarding the
   drugs dispensed to an animal
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 "Buoy's law".
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6715 to read
 as follows:
   § 6715. DISPENSING INFORMATION TO BE  PROVIDED  BY  VETERINARIANS.  1.
 EACH TIME A VETERINARIAN PRESCRIBES, DISPENSES, OR PROVIDES A DRUG TO AN
 ANIMAL,  THE  VETERINARIAN SHALL PROVIDE TO THE OWNER OF SUCH ANIMAL, OR
 HIS OR HER AGENT, THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
   (A) THE NAME AND DESCRIPTION OF THE DRUG;
   (B) DIRECTIONS FOR USE, INCLUDING, IF APPLICABLE, ANY  ACTIONS  TO  BE
 TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF A MISSED DOSE;
   (C) IF AVAILABLE, MANUFACTURER INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPER STORAGE;
   (D)  ANY COMMON REASONABLY ANTICIPATED ADVERSE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH
 THE USE OF SUCH DRUG; AND
   (E) IF AVAILABLE, MANUFACTURER PRECAUTIONS AND RELEVANT WARNINGS.
   2. THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPHS (D) AND (E) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
 SECTION SHALL ONLY APPLY WHEN THE MANUFACTURER HAS MADE AVAILABLE INFOR-

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03581-08-2