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A02326 Summary:

BILL NOA02326A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03291
 
SPONSORDinowitz (MS)
 
COSPNSRMiller MG, Colton, Otis, Seawright, Simon, Williams, Ortiz, Joyner, Cook, D'Urso, Crespo, Niou, Magnarelli, Abinanti, Blake, Barron
 
MLTSPNSRBraunstein, Englebright, Hyndman, Perry, Weinstein
 
Add 225, Eld L
 
Provides for the creation of a drug guide for seniors regarding the drugs commonly used by people over 62 years of age; provides that such guide will include functions and drug interactions.
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A02326 Actions:

BILL NOA02326A
 
01/22/2019referred to aging
02/12/2019reported referred to ways and means
02/12/2019amend and recommit to ways and means
02/12/2019print number 2326a
05/14/2019reported
05/16/2019advanced to third reading cal.332
05/20/2019substituted by s3291
 S03291 AMEND= COMRIE
 02/05/2019REFERRED TO AGING
 02/12/20191ST REPORT CAL.158
 02/26/20192ND REPORT CAL.
 02/27/2019ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 02/28/2019PASSED SENATE
 02/28/2019DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 02/28/2019referred to ways and means
 05/20/2019substituted for a2326a
 05/20/2019ordered to third reading cal.332
 05/20/2019passed assembly
 05/20/2019returned to senate
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A02326 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2326A
 
SPONSOR: Dinowitz (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to creating and distributing a drug guide for senior consumers   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides for the creation of a prescription drug guide for seniors regarding the drugs commonly used by people over 62 years of age.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends the elder law adding a new section 225, to require that the director of SOFA publish a guide explaining the purpose, function, and common drug interactions of drugs commonly used by persons over the age of 62. The director is required to work in conjunction with the state board of pharmacy, and to consult with the Department of Health, This guide must include the effects of combining medications with alco- hol, and must have a warning stating: "do not begin taking, stop taking, or alter your dosage of any medications without consulting your doctor or other healthcare practitioner", written in 14 point font on the first page of the guide. The director is to take such action as necessary to make the guide available on their website. The guide is to be made available to individuals upon request and without charge through local area agencies on aging (AAA's), except that requests for more than ten copies must be subject to a charge to cover the cost of reproduction and handling. This guide will also be available in the six most common languages other than English. The guide shall also be updated as needed to maintain accuracy and relevance.   JUSTIFICATION: The creation of a prescription drug guide for seniors would make seniors aware of the specific effects of the drugs seniors commonly use, so they understand the effects the drugs will have on them. Often times, seniors are prescribed a lot of medication and/or self-medicate with over the counter medicines. Certain drug interactions can be life threatening. Seniors need to be made aware of the likely contraindica- tions of certain commonly prescribed drugs and over the counter medica- tions.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017-18: A.633- Passed Assembly/S.3585 - Referred to Finance 2015-16: A.422A - Passed Assembly/S.7739 - Referred to Aging 2013-14- A.363 - Passed Assembly/S.2239 - Referred to Aging 2011-12- A.2154-A- Passed Assembly/S.2179-A- Advanced to Third Reading 2009-10: A.1962- Passed Assembly/S.2031- Reported to Finance 2007-08: A.6278-A- Passed Assembly/S.S6854- Referred to Aging   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill is subject to making an appropriation   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of September next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.
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A02326 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         2326--A
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. DINOWITZ, M. G. MILLER, COLTON, OTIS, SEAWRIGHT,
          SIMON, WILLIAMS, ORTIZ, JOYNER, COOK, D'URSO, CRESPO, NIOU,  MAGNAREL-
          LI,  ABINANTI,  BLAKE, BARRON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUN-
          STEIN,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  HYNDMAN,  PERRY,  WEINSTEIN  --  read  once  and
          referred  to  the  Committee  on Aging -- reported and referred to the
          Committee on Ways and Means --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN  ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to creating and distributing
          a drug guide for senior consumers
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The  elder  law is amended by adding a new section 225 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 225. Senior drug guide. The director, in conjunction with the  state
     4  board of pharmacy, and after consultation with the department of health,
     5  shall,  within amounts made available by appropriation therefor, prepare
     6  and publish a guide explaining the purpose, function,  and  common  drug
     7  interactions  of  drugs  commonly used by persons over the age of sixty-
     8  two. The guide shall also include the effects of combining such  medica-
     9  tions  with  alcohol consumption.  Prominently written in at least four-
    10  teen point type on the first page of the guide shall  be  the  following
    11  caution:  "Do not begin taking, stop taking, or alter your dosage of any
    12  medications without consulting your doctor or other  healthcare  practi-
    13  tioner."  The director shall take such actions as shall be necessary and
    14  appropriate  to  make  such guide available on their website and without
    15  charge through designated agencies, as such term is defined  in  section
    16  two hundred fourteen of this title, and in the six most common non-Engl-
    17  ish  languages spoken by individuals with limited English proficiency in
    18  the state of New York, according to the latest available data  from  the
    19  United  States Bureau of Census. Requests for more than ten copies shall
    20  be subject to a reasonable charge to cover the cost of reproduction  and
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00643-03-9

        A. 2326--A                          2
 
     1  handling. This guide shall be updated as needed to maintain accuracy and
     2  relevancy of the information contained therein.
     3    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
     4  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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