Maine LD 469: An Act To Promote the Disposal of Unused Medications

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


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Gary Hilliard of Belgrade: (R – District 76) — e-mail | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
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)

Bill Text

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An Act To Promote the Disposal of Unused Medications

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

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.

summary

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.

Patterns of Support

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