A00873 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
Amd §3343-a, Pub Health L
Requires the department of health analysis of data in the prescription monitoring program registry.
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A00873 Actions:

01/11/2023referred to health
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A00873 Committee Votes:

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A00873 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00873 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Rosenthal L
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to department analy- sis of the prescription monitoring program registry   PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to identify over-prescribing of opioids and to ensure that those individuals engaging in criminal activ- ity are referred to the appropriate authority.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Amends section 3343-a of the public health, law to require the department to identify and examine potential inappropriate prescrib- ing. Section 2 - Effective Date.   JUSTIFICATION: Every community across New York has been affected by the opioid epidem- ic. In 2015, 2,158 New Yorkers died as a result of opioid addiction. While, the number of opioid prescriptions continues to decline, recent headlines highlight the need for prosecution of pill mills. "Pill mill" is a term which refers to doctors, clinics, or other prescribers that inappropriately and illegally prescribe opioids. Recent prosecutions of pill mills have been conducted by federal authorities. New York's prescription monitoring program tracks all opioid prescriptions in the state. New York should not rely on federal authorities to take down pill mills. The Department of Health has the information to track and analyze opioid prescriptions and should actively use this information to elimi- nate pill mills and the threat they pose to New Yorkers.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2021-22: A.3447 - Referred to Health; S.5199 - Referred to Health 2019-20: A.8914 - Referred to Health; S.5653-A - Passed Senate   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A00873 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 11, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to department  analy-
          sis of the prescription monitoring program registry
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 3343-a of the public  health  law,
     2  as  added  by section 2 of part A of chapter 447 of the laws of 2012, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    7. Department analysis of data.   The  department  shall  periodically
     5  analyze  data  contained in the prescription monitoring program registry
     6  to identify information that indicates that a violation of law or breach
     7  of professional standards may have occurred, including the inappropriate
     8  prescribing of controlled substances  and,  as  warranted,  provide  any
     9  relevant  information to appropriate entities as permitted under section
    10  thirty-three hundred seventy-one of this article. The  department  shall
    11  keep  a  record  of the information provided, including, but not limited
    12  to, the specific information provided  and  the  agency  to  which  such
    13  information  was provided, including the name and title of the person to
    14  whom such information was provided and an attestation from  such  person
    15  that he or she has authority to receive such information.
    16    § 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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