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A05449 Summary:

BILL NO    A05449 

SAME AS    No Same as 

SPONSOR    Englebright

COSPNSR    Lupardo

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S2803-e, Pub Health L

Provides that residential health care facilities may return and redistribute
unused medication provided that such medication is in the manufacturer's
original, tamper evident packaging; directs the commissioner of health to
establish a reasonable fee of reimbursement of costs related to the receipt,
restocking and redistribution of such medication payable to the pharmacy to
which such medication is returned.
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A05449 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5449
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 23, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT, LUPARDO -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Health
 
        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to return and redis-
          tribution of unused medication
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Section 2803-e of the public health law, as added by chap-
     2  ter 902 of the laws of 1977 and renumbered by chapter 340 of the laws of
     3  1980, is amended to read as follows:
     4    § 2803-e. Residential health care facilities;  return  and  redistrib-
     5  ution   of   unused  medication.  1.  Notwithstanding  any  inconsistent
     6  provision of law, rule or regulation to the contrary,  the  commissioner
     7  is  hereby  authorized  and  directed  to  permit  either  a resident or
     8  consultant pharmacist or his or her designee  in  a  residential  health
     9  care  facility to return to the pharmacy from which it was purchased any
    10  unused medication  provided  that  such  medication  is  sealed  in  the
    11  manufacturer's  original unopened[,] tamper evident packaging and either
    12  individually packaged [units] or packaged  in  unit-dose  packaging  and
    13  within  the recommended period of shelf life, and, if oral or parenteral
    14  medications, sealed in single-dose containers approved  by  the  federal
    15  Food  and  Drug  Administration,  and, if a topical or inhalant drug, is
    16  sealed in units-of-use containers approved by the federal Food and  Drug
    17  Administration  and  provided  that  such medication is not a controlled
    18  substance as defined in section thirty-three hundred six of [the  public
    19  health law] this chapter.
    20    2.  The  pharmacy to which such medication as described in subdivision
    21  one of this section is returned shall be permitted to  receive,  restock
    22  and  redistribute  that  medication.   The commissioner, in consultation
    23  with the advisory committee  established  by  subdivision  six  of  this
    24  section,  shall  establish  a  reasonable  fee of reimbursement of costs
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08994-01-5

        A. 5449                             2
 
     1  related to the receipt, restocking and redistribution of such medication
     2  payable to the pharmacy to which such medication is returned.
     3    3.  The  pharmacy to which such medication as described in subdivision
     4  one of this section is returned shall be required to reimburse or credit
     5  the purchaser of that medication  for  the  unused  medication  that  is
     6  restocked and redistributed. No pharmacy shall be required to accept any
     7  medication returned under subdivision one of this section.
     8    4.  Neither  an  individual  patient  or  the state, if a patient is a
     9  recipient of a state funded program, shall be charged for unused medica-
    10  tion which according to the provisions  of  this  law  is  returned  for
    11  reimbursement or credit.
    12    5.  The  commissioner  shall  establish  procedures to assure that any
    13  return of medications authorized  by  this  section,  and  any  receipt,
    14  restocking or redistribution of medication so returned shall comply with
    15  the  federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    16  of 1996, as amended.
    17    6. The department shall convene an advisory committee  to  assist  the
    18  commissioner in developing a reasonable fee of reimbursement pursuant to
    19  the  provisions of subdivision two of this section. The advisory commit-
    20  tee shall be comprised of licensed pharmacists currently engaged in  the
    21  provision  of long term care pharmacy services. Members of the committee
    22  shall be appointed by the governor: two members of the  committee  shall
    23  be  appointed  on  the  recommendation of the temporary president of the
    24  senate and the speaker  of  the  assembly;  and  two  members  shall  be
    25  appointed  on  the recommendation of the minority leader of the assembly
    26  and the minority leader of the senate.
    27    7. A prescription drug manufacturer shall not, in the absence  of  bad
    28  faith,  be  subject to criminal or civil liability for injury, death, or
    29  loss to person or property for matters related to the return,  donation,
    30  acceptance, redistribution or dispensing of a prescription drug manufac-
    31  tured  by  the  prescription  drug  manufacturer  that is donated by any
    32  person under the program, including but not  limited  to  liability  for
    33  failure  to  transfer  or communicate product or consumer information or
    34  the expiration date of the donated prescription drug.
    35    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    36  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the commissioner  of
    37  health  shall  promulgate  rules and regulations prior to such effective
    38  date.
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