Bill Text: NY S01289 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: Requires veterinarians to provide certain information to animal owners regarding the drugs dispensed to an animal, including the name and description of the drug; the directions for use; actions to be taken in the event of a missed dose; instructions for proper storage; any common reasonably anticipated adverse effects associated with the use of such drug; and manufacturer precautions and relevant warnings.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2022-05-10 - SUBSTITUTED BY A4978B [S01289 Detail]

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                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 11, 2021

        Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

        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 382 to read as follows:
     5    § 382. 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;
    16    (d) Actions to be taken in the event of a missed dose; and
    17    (e)  If  requested  and  where available, a veterinarian shall provide
    18  documentation of precautions  and  relevant  warnings  provided  by  the
    19  drug's manufacturer.
    20    2.  The  client,  or  an  agent designated by the client, shall decide
    21  whether the consultation be provided in  person  or  through  electronic
    22  means.

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

        S. 1289                             2

     1    3.  It  shall  be noted in the medical record of the animal patient if
     2  the consultation described in this section is provided  or  declined  by
     3  the client or his or her agent.
     4    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     5  it shall have become a law.