Maine LD 476: An Act To Require Pharmacies To Provide Disposal Receptacles for Used Hypodermic Apparatuses

LD 476 (subjects: DISEASES , AIDS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=476&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Richard Farnsworth of Portland: (D – District 37) — 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.
6/5/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/8/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
Placed in the Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Require Pharmacies To Provide Disposal Receptacles for Used Hypodermic Apparatuses

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

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 1341, sub- 2, as amended by PL 2007, c. 346, Pt. A, 1, is further amended to read:

2. Rules. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention shall adopt rules pursuant to the Maine Administrative Procedure Act establishing requirements for hypodermic apparatus exchange programs. The rules must include but are not limited to:

A. Procedures for the safe disposal of hypodermic apparatuses;
B. Tracking the number of hypodermic apparatuses distributed and collected;
C. Drug abuse prevention and treatment education; and
D. Measures to discourage the utilization of used hypodermic apparatuses . ; and
E. Requiring a pharmacy that dispenses hypodermic apparatuses to provide a container for the on-site disposal of used hypodermic apparatuses.

Rules adopted or amended pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

SUMMARY

This bill requires the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to adopt rules to add a requirement that hypodermic apparatus exchange programs require a pharmacy that dispenses hypodermic apparatuses to provide a container for the on-site disposal of used hypodermic apparatuses.

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