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S06725 Summary:

BILL NO    S06725 

SAME AS    SAME AS A07837

SPONSOR    GOLDEN

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S19.09, Ment Hyg L

Relates to the distribution of educational materials regarding the misuse of
and addiction to prescription drugs.
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S06725 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         6725

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                     March 4, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

       AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the  distribution
         of  educational  materials  regarding  the  misuse of and addiction to
         prescription drugs

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  Section  19.09  of  the  mental hygiene law is amended by
    2  adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
    3    (I) (1) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
    4  HEALTH,  SHALL  CREATE  OR  UTILIZE EXISTING EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS WHICH
    5  SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION REGARDING THE DANGERS OF MISUSE AND THE POTEN-
    6  TIAL FOR ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TREATMENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE,
    7  AND THE PROPER WAY TO DISPOSE OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.  SUCH  MATE-
    8  RIALS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO PHARMACISTS AND MAY BE DISTRIBUTED WITH
    9  ANY  PRESCRIBED  DRUG  THAT  IS  A  CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY A PHARMACIST
   10  LICENSED BY THE STATE TO  DISPENSE  PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS  TO  THE  PUBLIC
   11  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW. THE
   12  INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH MATERIALS SHALL  ALSO  BE  POSTED  ON  THE
   13  WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH MATERIALS SHALL
   14  BE PROVIDED IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE
   15  COMMISSIONERS.
   16    (2) UTILIZING DATA THAT IS AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
   17  LIMITED TO, INFORMATION OBTAINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION
   18  THIRTY-THREE  HUNDRED  NINE-A OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, THE COMMISSIONER
   19  SHALL IDENTIFY THE COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE PRESCRIPTION  OPIOID
   20  ABUSE  IS  MOST PREVALENT. PHARMACISTS LICENSED BY THE STATE TO DISPENSE
   21  PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MAY BE NOTIFIED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMISSIONER
   22  IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ABOUT THE PREVALENCE  OF
   23  OPIOID  ABUSE  IN  THE  COUNTY IN WHICH SUCH PHARMACISTS ARE LOCATED AND
   24  ENCOURAGE THE FACILITIES  WHERE  PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS  ARE  DISPENSED  TO
   25  DISTRIBUTE  MATERIALS  CREATED  OR UTILIZED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH ONE OF
   26  THIS SUBDIVISION.
   27    S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
   28  have become a law.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD11390-01-3
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