Last week Governor Paterson signed into law a slew of new legislation on a variety of subjects from consumer protection, criminal justice, environment, and health. Among the bills in the package was the Children’s Product Safety and Recall Effectiveness Act of 2008. This legislation will prevent recalled and defective toys and juvenile products from sitting on store shelves and will keep potentially dangerous products out of children’s hands. The new law also provides important information to consumers about recalls and safety warnings.
Another bill signed into law (S.8673 Fuschillo/A.2140-D Paulin) authorizes pharmacists to administer immunizing agents to adults. This new law makes immunizations by licensed pharmacists more widely accessible to New Yorkers in an effort to improve adult immunization rates in the State.