Bill Details - HB359 (2019)

CHAPTER 210

HB 359 - FINAL VERSION

 

7Mar2019... 0344h

05/23/2019   2222s

 

2019 SESSION

19-0787

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 359

 

AN ACT relative to warning labels on prescription drugs containing opiates.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Loughman, Rock. 21; Rep. Gourgue, Straf. 25; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Griffith, Hills. 18; Rep. Muscatel, Graf. 12; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires any drug which contains an opiate dispensed by a health care provider or pharmacy to have an orange sticker on the cap or dispenser and a warning label regarding the risks of the drug.

 

This bill also requires the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery to develop a handout on the risks of opioids and how to mitigate them for persons who are receiving prescriptions for opioids.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2019... 0344h

05/23/2019   2222s 19-0787

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to warning labels on prescription drugs containing opiates.

 

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

 

210:1  New Section; Controlled Drugs Containing Opiates; Warning Label Required.  Amend RSA 318-B by inserting after section 16 the following new section:

318-B:16-a  Controlled Drugs Containing Opiates; Warning Label Required.  Any controlled drug containing opiates dispensed by a health care provider or pharmacy shall have an orange sticker with the word "opioid" in easily legible font placed on the cap or dispenser and shall have a warning label stating "Risk of addiction and overdose."  The health care provider or pharmacist shall also provide each person with a handout which shall be developed and approved by the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse, prevention, treatment, and recovery which shall include guidance on associated risks of opioid use and how to mitigate them.  This section shall not apply to pharmacists or a pharmacy that dispenses a drug containing an opioid that is administered to a patient treated in a health care facility required to be licensed under RSA 151.  A patient may remove the cap sticker or warning label.

210:2  New Paragraph; Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery; Duties.  Amend RSA 12-J:3 by inserting after paragraph VI the following new paragraph:

VII.  Develop a handout which shall describe the risks of opioid use and how to mitigate them for the purposes of RSA 318-B:16-a.

210:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

 

Approved: July 12, 2019

Effective Date: January 01, 2020

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 46
Jan. 23, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/23/2019 10:00 am LOB 302
Feb. 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/06/2019 09:30 am LOB 104
Feb. 6, 2019 Executive Session: 02/06/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0344h (Vote 12-6; RC)
March 7, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0344h for 03/07/2019 (Vote 12-6; RC) HC 14 P. 7
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 7, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0344h: AA VV 03/07/2019 HJ 8 P. 9
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0344h: MA VV 03/07/2019 HJ 8 P. 9
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 9
March 26, 2019 Hearing: 03/26/2019, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 15
May 15, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1855s, 05/15/2019; SC 22
May 23, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1855s, 05/23/2019; SC 23
May 23, 2019 Special Order to after Executive Departments and Administration, Without Objection, MA; 05/23/2019; SJ 17
May 23, 2019 Without Objection, Sen. Feltes Moved the Question, MA; 05/23/2019; SJ 17
May 23, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-1855s, AF, VV; 05/23/2019; SJ 17
May 23, 2019 Sen. Sherman Floor Amendment # 2019-2222s, AA, VV; 05/23/2019; SJ 17
May 23, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2222s, RC 22Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 05/23/2019; SJ 17
June 13, 2019 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2222s (Rep. Butler): MA VV 06/13/2019
June 27, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21
June 27, 2019 Enrolled 06/27/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 26, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 15, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 23, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB359 Revision: 4568 Date: Dec. 31, 2018, 1:07 p.m.
HB359 Revision: 5453 Date: March 7, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
HB359 Revision: 6066 Date: May 24, 2019, 1:12 p.m.
HB359 Revision: 6344 Date: June 14, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
HB359 Revision: 6560 Date: July 15, 2019, 3:01 p.m.