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A02646 Summary:

COSPNSRDeStefano, Brown E, Tague, Angelino, Giglio JM
Add §3346, Pub Health L
Requires a doctor to obtain the informed consent of patients prior to prescribing psychiatric drugs notifying the patients of possible adverse effects of the drug.
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A02646 Actions:

01/26/2023referred to higher education
01/03/2024referred to higher education
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A02646 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 26, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BLUMENCRANZ -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Higher Education
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring  notifi-
          cation  and  the  informed consent of the patient prior to prescribing
          psychiatric drugs
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
     2  3346 to read as follows:
     3    § 3346. Psychiatric drug informed consent. No doctor  shall  prescribe
     4  an antipsychotic, antidepressant, hallucinogen, or mood stabilizer drug,
     5  brand or generic, as defined in section thirty-three hundred six of this
     6  article,  for the treatment of psychiatric disorders or conditions with-
     7  out the prior notification  and  the  signed  informed  consent  of  the
     8  patient  informing  the  patient  of any possible adverse effects of the
     9  drug and the interaction with other medications the patient is currently
    10  prescribed.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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