Bill S6691-2013

Relates to the disposal of drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection

Relates to the disposal of drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection.

Details

Actions

  • Aug 11, 2014: SIGNED CHAP.305
  • Aug 1, 2014: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 11, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 11, 2014: passed assembly
  • Jun 11, 2014: ordered to third reading rules cal.117
  • Jun 11, 2014: substituted for a1609
  • Jun 9, 2014: referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
  • Jun 9, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 9, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • May 12, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 7, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 6, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.499
  • Feb 28, 2014: REFERRED TO ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - May 6, 2014
Ayes (6): Boyle, Bonacic, Carlucci, Ritchie, Parker, Sanders

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6691

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the disposal of drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase public awareness on the proper disposal of drugs and drug disposal sites.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill would amend mental hygiene law by adding a new subdivision (i) that will require the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) to post on their agency website information related to conducting a pharmaceutical collection event. It will also allow OASAS to assist DEC in the development of a public information program on the proper disposal of drugs and drug disposal sites.

Section 2 of this bill makes this act take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows that nearly one-third of people aged 12 and over who used drugs for the first time in 2009 began by using a prescription drug non-medically. The same survey found that over 70 percent of people who abused prescription pain relievers got them from friends or relatives and most likely these drugs were taken from a household medicine cabinet. Frequently, individuals who are prescribed a prescription drug will have excess medications which are improperly stored, or they are unaware of how to safely dispose of them.

According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a Household Pharmaceutical Collection, which is a partnership between local communities and organizations, state government and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is an effective tool that allows individuals to properly dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired medications, and helps to prevent diversion and abuse.

This bill aims to increase public awareness of how to conduct a Household Pharmaceutical Collection Event by adding such information to the website of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). It also will allow OASAS to assist the Department of Environmental Conversation and the Department of Health in the development of a public information program regarding the proper disposal of prescription drugs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.7095 Klein Reported & Committed to Finance A.9621 Cymbrowitz Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6691 IN SENATE February 28, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to the disposal of drugs, drug disposal sites and home pharmaceutical collection THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 19.09 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows: (I) (1) THE OFFICE, IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON- MENTAL CONSERVATION, SHALL POST ON THE OFFICE WEBSITE INFORMATION WHICH INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE REQUIRED STEPS AND GUIDELINES FOR ANY MUNICIPALITY, PHARMACY, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, OR COMMUNITY GROUP TO CONDUCT A HOUSEHOLD PHARMACEUTICAL COLLECTION EVENT. (2) PURSUANT TO SECTION 27-2703 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONVERSATION LAW, AS ADDED BY CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND EIGHT, THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT MAY ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAM ON THE PROPER DISPOSAL OF DRUGS AND DRUG DISPOSAL SITES. THE OFFICE SHALL DISSEMINATE SUCH INFORMATION BY ANY MEANS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COMMISSIONER. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen- tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on or before such date.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

Discuss!

blog comments powered by Disqus