REPORT TITLE:
Prescription drugs


DESCRIPTION:
Allows institutional facilities or supervised living groups to
return prescription drugs previously dispensed or distributed by
a pharmacist to be redispensed or redistributed by the
pharmacist. (HB2488 HD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO RETURN OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 461-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "461-11  Duties of registered pharmacist.  (a)  Every
 
 4 registered pharmacist in charge of a pharmacy shall comply with
 
 5 all laws and rules.  The pharmacist shall be responsible for the
 
 6 management of the pharmacy[; and every].  Every activity thereof
 
 7 [which] that is subject to this chapter and the rules adopted to
 
 8 implement this chapter shall be under the pharmacist's complete
 
 9 control.
 
10      (b)  All registered pharmacists shall notify the board of
 
11 changes of business address within ten days.
 
12      (c)  Prescription drugs previously dispensed or distributed
 
13 by a pharmacist may be returned to and redispensed or
 
14 redistributed by the pharmacist if the prescription drug:
 
15           (1)  Is in its dispensed, unopened, tamper-evident
 
16                single user unit;
 
17           (2)  Has remained at all times in control of a person
 
18                trained and knowledgeable in the storage and
 
19                administration of drugs in institutional
 

 
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 1                facilities or supervised living groups using the
 
 2                services of a consultant pharmacist;
 
 3           (3)  Has not been adulterated or misbranded and has
 
 4                been stored under conditions meeting the United
 
 5                States Pharmacopoeia standards;
 
 6           (4)  Is returned and redispensed or redistributed
 
 7                before the expiration date on the unit; and
 
 8           (5)  Does not include any controlled substance under
 
 9                chapter 329."
 
10      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
11 New statutory material is underscored. 
 
12      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.