HB101 (2015) Detail

Relative to prescription refills.


HB 101 – AS INTRODUCED

2015 SESSION

15-0021

01/08

HOUSE BILL 101

AN ACT relative to prescription refills.

SPONSORS: Rep. D. McGuire, Merr 21; Rep. Kotowski, Merr 24; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill clarifies the 34-day limit on prescription refills of schedule III controlled drugs.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15-0021

01/08

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

AN ACT relative to prescription refills.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Controlled Drugs; Sale by Pharmacists. Amend RSA 318-B:9, IV to read as follows:

IV. No prescription shall be filled for more than a 34-day supply upon any single filling for controlled drugs of [schedules] schedule II or controlled drugs of schedule III, except for schedule III topical androgens; provided, however, that for controlled drugs, in schedules II or III, that are commercially packaged for dispensing directly to the patient, such as metered sprays and inhalers, liquids packaged in bottles with calibrated droppers, and certain topical preparations packaged with metered dispensing pumps may be filled for greater than a 34-day supply, but not more than 60 days, utilizing the smallest available product size, in order to maintain the dosing integrity of the commercially packaged containers; and, provided that with regard to amphetamines and methylphenidate hydrochloride, a prescription may be filled for up to a 60-day supply if either such prescription specifies it is being used for the treatment of attention deficit disorder, attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, or narcolepsy.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2016.

Links

HB101 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB101 Revision: 27561 Date: March 27, 2015, midnight

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