Bill Text - SB45 (2021)

Relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.


Revision: Feb. 11, 2021, 5:50 p.m.

SB 45 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/11/2021   0167s

2021 SESSION

21-0834

10/05

 

SENATE BILL 45

 

AN ACT relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Merchant, Sull. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the administration of the controlled drug prescription health and safety program administered by the office of professional licensure and certification

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/11/2021   0167s 21-0834

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.

 

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

 

1  Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program; Definitions.  Amend RSA 318-B:31, IV to read as follows:

IV.  "Dispenser" means a person or entity who is lawfully authorized to deliver a schedule II-IV controlled substance, and conduct medication reconciliation, but does not include:

(a)  A licensed hospital pharmacy under RSA 318 that dispenses less than a 48-hour supply of a schedule II-IV controlled substance from a hospital emergency department or that dispenses for administration in the hospital;

(b)  A practitioner, or other authorized person who administers such a substance;

(c)  A wholesale distributor of a schedule II-IV controlled substance or its analog;

(d)  A prescriber who dispenses less than a 48-hour supply of a schedule II-IV controlled substance from a hospital emergency department to a patient; [or]

(e)  A veterinarian who dispenses less than a 48-hour supply of a schedule II-IV controlled substance to a patient; or

(f)  A practitioner who neither prescribes nor dispenses and who is not actively working as a pharmacist within a New Hampshire licensed pharmacy licensed under RSA 318 or New Hampshire health care facility licensed under RSA 151.

2  New Paragraph; Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program Established.  Amend RSA 318-B:32 by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a.  The office may enter into agreements or contracts to facilitate the confidential sharing of information relating to the prescribing and dispensing of schedule II-IV controlled substances, by practitioners within the state and to establish secure connections between the program and a practitioner’s electronic health record keeping system.  The electronic health record keeping system may allow for the query and retrieval of program information for display and retention in the patient’s medical information; provided that nothing in this section shall allow the electronic health record keeping system owner or license holder to perform data queries unrelated to individuals under the practitioner's care.  The electronic health record keeping system owner or license holder shall be responsible for ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to program information.

3  New Paragraph; Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program; Confidentiality.  Amend RSA 318-B:34 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

II-a.  A practitioner who intends to request and use information from the program about a patient shall post a sign that can be easily viewed by the public that discloses to the public that the practitioner may access and use information contained in the program.  In lieu of posting a sign, the practitioner may provide such notice in written material provided to the patient.

4  Providing Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Information.  Amend RSA 318-B:35, I(a)(2) and (3) to read as follows:

(2)  For reviewing information regarding prescriptions issued or dispensed by the requester; [or]

(3)  For the purpose of investigating the death of an individual; or

(4)  For the purpose of administering RSA 318:29-a, VI, RSA 326-B:36-a, RSA 329:13-b, and other participating health professional boards.

5  Repeal.  RSA 318-B:35, I(b)(5), relative to a practitioner or consultant retained by the office of professional licensure and certification to review certain information, is repealed.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

SB 45 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/11/2021   0167s

2021 SESSION

21-0834

10/05

 

SENATE BILL 45

 

AN ACT relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Merchant, Sull. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Health and Human Services

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the administration of the controlled drug prescription health and safety program administered by the office of professional licensure and certification

 

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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.

02/11/2021   0167s 21-0834

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.

 

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

 

1  Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program; Definitions.  Amend RSA 318-B:31, IV to read as follows:

IV.  "Dispenser" means a person or entity who is lawfully authorized to deliver a schedule II-IV controlled substance, and conduct medication reconciliation, but does not include:

(a)  A licensed hospital pharmacy under RSA 318 that dispenses less than a 48-hour supply of a schedule II-IV controlled substance from a hospital emergency department or that dispenses for administration in the hospital;

(b)  A practitioner, or other authorized person who administers such a substance;

(c)  A wholesale distributor of a schedule II-IV controlled substance or its analog;

(d)  A prescriber who dispenses less than a 48-hour supply of a schedule II-IV controlled substance from a hospital emergency department to a patient; [or]

(e)  A veterinarian who dispenses less than a 48-hour supply of a schedule II-IV controlled substance to a patient; or

(f)  A practitioner who neither prescribes nor dispenses and who is not actively working as a pharmacist within a New Hampshire licensed pharmacy licensed under RSA 318 or New Hampshire health care facility licensed under RSA 151.

2  New Paragraph; Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program Established.  Amend RSA 318-B:32 by inserting after paragraph I the following new paragraph:

I-a.  The office may enter into agreements or contracts to facilitate the confidential sharing of information relating to the prescribing and dispensing of schedule II-IV controlled substances, by practitioners within the state and to establish secure connections between the program and a practitioner’s electronic health record keeping system.  The electronic health record keeping system may allow for the query and retrieval of program information for display and retention in the patient’s medical information; provided that nothing in this section shall allow the electronic health record keeping system owner or license holder to perform data queries unrelated to individuals under the practitioner's care.  The electronic health record keeping system owner or license holder shall be responsible for ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to program information.

3  New Paragraph; Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program; Confidentiality.  Amend RSA 318-B:34 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

II-a.  A practitioner who intends to request and use information from the program about a patient shall post a sign that can be easily viewed by the public that discloses to the public that the practitioner may access and use information contained in the program.  In lieu of posting a sign, the practitioner may provide such notice in written material provided to the patient.

4  Providing Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Information.  Amend RSA 318-B:35, I(a)(2) and (3) to read as follows:

(2)  For reviewing information regarding prescriptions issued or dispensed by the requester; [or]

(3)  For the purpose of investigating the death of an individual; or

(4)  For the purpose of administering RSA 318:29-a, VI, RSA 326-B:36-a, RSA 329:13-b, and other participating health professional boards.

5  Repeal.  RSA 318-B:35, I(b)(5), relative to a practitioner or consultant retained by the office of professional licensure and certification to review certain information, is repealed.

6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.