senate Bill S3678

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the creation of a drug guide for seniors regarding the drugs commonly used by people over 62 years of age

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Mar 16, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Jan 30, 2021 referred to aging

Votes

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Mar 16, 2021 - Aging committee Vote

S3678
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committee
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Aging Committee Vote: Mar 16, 2021

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S3678 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Elder Law
Laws Affected:
Add §225, Eld L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7739
2017-2018: S3585
2019-2020: S3291, S7839

S3678 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the creation of a drug guide for seniors regarding the drugs commonly used by people over 62 years of age; provides that such guide will include functions and drug interactions.

S3678 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3678 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3678
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging
 
 AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to creating and  distributing
   a drug guide for senior consumers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a  new  section  225  to
 read as follows:
   §  225. SENIOR DRUG GUIDE. THE DIRECTOR, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE
 BOARD OF PHARMACY, AND AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
 SHALL, WITHIN AMOUNTS MADE AVAILABLE BY APPROPRIATION THEREFOR,  PREPARE
 AND  PUBLISH  A  GUIDE EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE, FUNCTION, AND COMMON DRUG
 INTERACTIONS OF DRUGS COMMONLY USED BY PERSONS OVER THE  AGE  OF  SIXTY-
 TWO.  THE GUIDE SHALL ALSO INCLUDE THE EFFECTS OF COMBINING SUCH MEDICA-
 TIONS WITH ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION.  PROMINENTLY WRITTEN IN AT  LEAST  FOUR-
 TEEN  POINT  TYPE  ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE GUIDE SHALL BE THE FOLLOWING
 CAUTION: "DO NOT BEGIN TAKING, STOP TAKING, OR ALTER YOUR DOSAGE OF  ANY
 MEDICATIONS  WITHOUT  CONSULTING YOUR DOCTOR OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PRACTI-
 TIONER."  THE DIRECTOR SHALL TAKE SUCH ACTIONS AS SHALL BE NECESSARY AND
 APPROPRIATE TO MAKE SUCH GUIDE AVAILABLE ON THEIR  WEBSITE  AND  WITHOUT
 CHARGE  THROUGH  DESIGNATED AGENCIES, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION
 TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THIS TITLE, AND IN THE SIX MOST COMMON NON-ENGL-
 ISH LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY  IN
 THE  STATE  OF NEW YORK, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST AVAILABLE DATA FROM THE
 UNITED STATES BUREAU OF CENSUS. REQUESTS FOR MORE THAN TEN COPIES  SHALL
 BE  SUBJECT TO A REASONABLE CHARGE TO COVER THE COST OF REPRODUCTION AND
 HANDLING. THIS GUIDE SHALL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED TO MAINTAIN ACCURACY AND
 RELEVANCY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
   § 2. This act shall  take  effect  on  the  first  of  September  next
 succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08158-01-1

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