Bill Text: NY S03959 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Establishes Buoy's law; requires veterinarians to notify owners of potential risks and side effects of medication verbally or through electronic means prior to prescribing or otherwise providing medication to an animal; allows the client, or his or her agent, to decide whether or not to have a consultation.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-12 - referred to higher education [S03959 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03959-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         3959--C

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    February 21, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced   by   Sens.   BROOKS,  BOYLE,  CARLUCCI,  COMRIE,  GAUGHRAN,
          GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,
          RAMOS,  SALAZAR,  SAVINO,  SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, SKOUFIS, THOMAS -- read
          twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
          Committee  on  Domestic  Animal  Welfare -- committee discharged, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
          tee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
          amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
          bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
          committee

        AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  estab-
          lishing  Buoy's  law  relating  to  requiring  veterinarians to notify
          owners of potential risks and side  effects  of  medication  prior  to
          prescribing or otherwise providing medication to an animal

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
     2  "Buoy's law".
     3    §  2.  The  agriculture  and  markets  law  is amended by adding a new
     4  section 381 to read as follows:
     5    § 381. Notification by veterinarian of risks and side effects of medi-
     6  cation. 1. Each time a veterinarian initially prescribes, dispenses,  or
     7  provides a medication to an animal patient in an outpatient setting, the
     8  veterinarian  shall  offer  to  provide, in person or through electronic
     9  means, to the client responsible for the animal, or his or her agent,  a
    10  consultation that includes the following information:
    11    (a) The name and description of the medication;
    12    (b)  Route  of  administration,  dosage form, dosage, duration of drug
    13  therapy, the duration of the effects of the drug, and the common  severe
    14  adverse effects associated with the use of the drug;
    15    (c) Any special directions for proper use and storage;

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08453-06-9

        S. 3959--C                          2

     1    (d) Actions to be taken in the event of a missed dose; and
     2    (e)  If  requested  and  where available, a veterinarian shall provide
     3  documentation of precautions  and  relevant  warnings  provided  by  the
     4  drug's manufacturer.
     5    2.  The  client,  or  an  agent designated by the client, shall decide
     6  whether the consultation be provided in  person  or  through  electronic
     7  means.
     8    3.  It  shall  be noted in the medical record of the animal patient if
     9  the consultation described in this section is provided  or  declined  by
    10  the client or his or her agent.
    11    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    12  it shall have become a law.
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