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A05179 Summary:

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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A05179 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 11, 2021
        Introduced by M. of A. MONTESANO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. McDO-
          NOUGH -- 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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