senate Bill S2025

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Permits certain registered pharmacy technicians to assist a licensed pharmacist in preparing prescriptions in certain facilities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 10, 2022 amended on third reading 2025b
May 03, 2022 amended on third reading 2025a
May 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2022 1st report cal.874
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 09, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1622
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 16, 2021 referred to higher education

Votes

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Apr 26, 2022 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2025
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2022

Jun 8, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S2025
20
0
committee
20
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S2025 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6841, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8704

S2025 - Summary

Permits certain registered pharmacy technicians to assist a licensed pharmacist in preparing prescriptions in facilities licensed pursuant to articles twenty-eight or thirty-one of the public health law, or a pharmacy owned and operated by such facility, under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist employed by such facility.

S2025 - Sponsor Memo

S2025 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2025
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  permitting  certain
   registered  pharmacy  technicians  assisting in home infusion services
   through a home care agency to assist a licensed pharmacist in  prepar-
   ing prescriptions
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6841  of  the  education  law,  as
 added by chapter 414 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  A  registered  pharmacy  technician may, under the direct personal
 supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assist such  licensed  pharmacist,
 as directed, in compounding, preparing, labeling, or dispensing of drugs
 used to fill valid prescriptions or medication orders [or], AND A REGIS-
 TERED  PHARMACY TECHNICIAN EMPLOYED BY A HOME INFUSION PROVIDER LICENSED
 AS A PHARMACY IN NEW YORK, COMPLIANT WITH THE UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA
 GENERAL CHAPTER 797 STANDARDS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL  COMPOUNDING  REGARDING
 STERILE  PREPARATIONS,  AND  PROVIDING  HOME INFUSION SERVICES THROUGH A
 HOME CARE AGENCY LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY-SIX OF THE PUBLIC  HEALTH
 LAW,  MAY  ASSIST  A  LICENSED  PHARMACIST  AS  DIRECTED in compounding,
 preparing, and labeling in anticipation of a valid prescription or medi-
 cation order for a patient to be served by the facility,  in  accordance
 with  article  one  hundred  thirty-seven of this title where such tasks
 require no professional judgment. Such professional judgment shall  only
 be  exercised by a licensed pharmacist. A registered pharmacy technician
 may only practice in a facility  licensed  in  accordance  with  article
 twenty-eight  of  the public health law, [or] a pharmacy owned and oper-
 ated by such a facility, OR IN A REGISTERED PHARMACY OPERATED BY A  HOME
 INFUSION PROVIDER, COMPLIANT WITH THE UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA GENERAL
 CHAPTER  797  STANDARDS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDING REGARDING STERILE
 PREPARATIONS, AND PROVIDING HOME INFUSION SERVICES THROUGH A  HOME  CARE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S2025A - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6841, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8704

S2025A - Summary

Permits certain registered pharmacy technicians to assist a licensed pharmacist in preparing prescriptions in facilities licensed pursuant to articles twenty-eight or thirty-one of the public health law, or a pharmacy owned and operated by such facility, under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist employed by such facility.

S2025A - Sponsor Memo

S2025A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2025--A
     Cal. No. 874
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MAY, GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education --
   recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education  in  accordance  with
   Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  reported favorably from said committee,
   ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
   amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
   third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  permitting  certain
   registered  pharmacy  technicians  assisting in home infusion services
   through a home care agency to assist a licensed pharmacist in  prepar-
   ing prescriptions
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6841  of  the  education  law,  as
 added by chapter 414 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  A  registered  pharmacy  technician may, under the direct personal
 supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assist such  licensed  pharmacist,
 as directed, in compounding, preparing, labeling, or dispensing of drugs
 used to fill valid prescriptions or medication orders or in compounding,
 preparing, and labeling in anticipation of a valid prescription or medi-
 cation  order  for a patient to be served by the facility, in accordance
 with article one hundred thirty-seven of this  title  where  such  tasks
 require  no professional judgment. Such professional judgment shall only
 be exercised by a licensed pharmacist. A registered pharmacy  technician
 may  only  practice  in  a  facility licensed in accordance with article
 twenty-eight of the public health law, or a pharmacy owned and  operated
 by such a facility, PROVIDING HOME INFUSION SERVICES THROUGH A HOME CARE
 AGENCY  LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY-SIX OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW under
 the direct personal supervision of a licensed pharmacist  employed  [in]
 BY  such  a  facility  or  pharmacy.  Such facility OR PHARMACY shall be
 responsible for ensuring that the  registered  pharmacy  technician  has
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S2025B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6841, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8704

S2025B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits certain registered pharmacy technicians to assist a licensed pharmacist in preparing prescriptions in facilities licensed pursuant to articles twenty-eight or thirty-one of the public health law, or a pharmacy owned and operated by such facility, under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist employed by such facility.

S2025B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2025B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2025--B
     Cal. No. 874
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MAY, GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education --
   recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education  in  accordance  with
   Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  reported favorably from said committee,
   ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
   amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
   third reading -- again amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining  its
   place in the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to permitting certain
   registered pharmacy technicians to assist  a  licensed  pharmacist  in
   preparing prescriptions in certain facilities
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6841  of  the  education  law,  as
 added by chapter 414 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  A  registered  pharmacy  technician may, under the direct personal
 supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assist such  licensed  pharmacist,
 as directed, in compounding, preparing, labeling, or dispensing of drugs
 used to fill valid prescriptions or medication orders or in compounding,
 preparing, and labeling in anticipation of a valid prescription or medi-
 cation  order  for a patient to be served by the facility, in accordance
 with article one hundred thirty-seven of this  title  where  such  tasks
 require  no professional judgment. Such professional judgment shall only
 be exercised by a licensed pharmacist. A registered pharmacy  technician
 may  only  practice  in  a  facility licensed in accordance with article
 twenty-eight OR ARTICLE THIRTY-SIX of the public health law, or a  phar-
 macy  owned  and  operated by such a facility, under the direct personal
 supervision of a licensed pharmacist employed [in] BY such a facility or
 pharmacy. Such facility OR PHARMACY shall be  responsible  for  ensuring
 that  the registered pharmacy technician has received appropriate train-
 ing to ensure competence before he or she begins  assisting  a  licensed
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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