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S03585 Summary:

BILL NOS03585
 
SAME ASSAME AS A00633
 
SPONSORCOMRIE
 
COSPNSRCARLUCCI, HAMILTON, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 224, 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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S03585 Actions:

BILL NOS03585
 
01/25/2017REFERRED TO AGING
01/03/2018REFERRED TO AGING
05/08/2018REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
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S03585 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3585
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 25, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens.  COMRIE,  CARLUCCI,  HAMILTON, MONTGOMERY, PARKER,
          SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
          committed to the Committee on Aging
 
        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 224 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 224. 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 languages
    17  other  than  English. Requests for more than ten copies shall be subject
    18  to a reasonable charge to cover the cost of reproduction  and  handling.
    19  This guide shall be updated as needed to maintain accuracy and relevancy
    20  of the information contained therein.
    21    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
    22  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00350-01-7
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