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State legislative activity update

Gov. Cuomo has approved 364 bills since the end of the 2019 legislative session, including the following chaptered bill of interest to HANYS and our members:  

  • Patient notification of recalled drugs -- requires pharmacies to make reasonable attempts to notify all patients that have been prescribed and who are currently taking a drug dispensed from such pharmacy of a United States Food and Drug Administration class I recall by phone or by mail within three days of the pharmacy being notified of such recall (Chapter 379).

Currently, 492 bills that have passed both houses are awaiting delivery to the governor for consideration and action before the end of the year. We will continue to provide you with updates as the governor takes action on bills of interest.  

Should you have questions on the information provided or any other legislative activity or issues please contact our state governmental affairs team: Amy Nickson, vice president, governmental affairs; Katie Gordon, director, research and legislation; and Scott Janke, director, state governmental affairs.

Published October 25, 2019