Bill Text: NY A02326 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: 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.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-20 - substituted by s3291 [A02326 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02326-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 22, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. DINOWITZ, M. G. MILLER, COLTON, OTIS, SEAWRIGHT,
          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.

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     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.