SB547 (2018) Detail

Relative to unused prescription drugs.


SB 547  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2852

01/03

 

SENATE BILL 547

 

AN ACT relative to unused prescription drugs.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Sanborn, Dist 9; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes police and fire stations to collect household medications from individuals which will then be transported by a carrier approved by the department of health and human services to disposal locations.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2852

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to unused prescription drugs.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Drug Take-Back at Police and Fire Stations.  Amend RSA 318-E by inserting after section 1 the following new section:

318-E:2  Drug Take-Back at Police Stations and Fire Stations.

I.  In this section:  

(a)  "Carrier" means an entity approved by the commissioner to transport unused household medications from police stations and fire stations.

(b)  "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of health and human services.

(c)  "Disposal location" means a site approved by the department of health and human services where unused household medications are destroyed in compliance with applicable laws so the  household medications are in a non-retrievable state and cannot be diverted for illicit purposes.  Communities may submit possible disposable locations to the commissioner for approval.

(d)  "Household medications" mean controlled substances approved for collection by federal law, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medications in the possession of an individual.

II.  Police and fire stations shall collect household medications from individuals which shall be transported by carriers to approved disposal locations.  This section shall not affect the operation of existing take-back and disposal programs.  The commissioner may adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A relative to administering this section.

III.  A police or fire station, carrier, or disposal location shall not be subject to liability for incidents arising from the collection, transport, or disposal of household medications if the police or fire station, carrier, or disposal location comply with this section in good faith and the police or fire station does not violate any applicable laws.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

SB547 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 30, 2018 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB547 Revision: 2913 Date: Jan. 9, 2018, 9:39 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 18, 2018 Introduced 01/18/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 2
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 2
Jan. 30, 2018 Hearing: 01/30/2018, Room 101, LOB, 01:45 pm; SC 5
Feb. 22, 2018 Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study, 02/22/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 8
Feb. 22, 2018 Refer to Interim Study, MA, VV; 02/22/2018; SJ 5