LD 469 (subjects: HEALTH CARE SERVICES , PRESCRIPTION DRUGS )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=469&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Craig Hickman of Winthrop: (D – District 81) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Matthew Pouliot of Augusta: (R – District 86) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Deborah Sanderson of Chelsea: (R – District 88) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Paul Stearns of Guilford: (R – District 119) — e-mail
Rep. Peter Lyford of Eddington: (R – District 129) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Earle McCormick of Kennebec: (R – District 14) — e-mail | Facebook
|2/24/2015||House||Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|2/24/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.|
|4/14/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Promote the Disposal of Unused Medications
Sec. 1. 32 MRSA 13791-A is enacted to read:
13791-A. Prescriptions no longer required; disposal
A prescription drug or legend drug may be returned to the issuing pharmacy by the person for whom the prescription drug or legend drug was dispensed, by the person’s guardian or by the staff of a residential facility providing services to the person. The pharmacy shall accept that prescription drug or legend drug and dispose of it in a manner that is designed to be effective, secure and in compliance with local, state and federal environmental requirements, including the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended. A fee may not be charged by the pharmacy for the cost of disposal.
This bill allows the return of a prescription drug to the issuing pharmacy by the person for whom the drug was dispensed, by the person’s guardian or by the staff of a residential facility providing services to the person. The pharmacy is required to dispose of the prescription drug in a manner that complies with local, state and federal environmental requirements. The cost of disposal is borne by the issuing pharmacy.
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