HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1176

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to consumer protection.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 453, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"453- Prescription of narcotic drugs. (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no person licensed pursuant to this chapter shall:

(1) Prescribe a greater than thirty-day supply of any narcotic drug; or

(2) Issue a prescription for a narcotic drug that includes an authorization for automatic refill.

(b) For purposes of this section, "narcotic drug" means any drug or substance included in schedules II or III of title 21 United States Code section 812."

SECTION 2. Chapter 463E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"463E- Prescription of narcotic drugs. (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no person licensed pursuant to this chapter shall:

(1) Prescribe a greater than thirty-day supply of any narcotic drug; or

(2) Issue a prescription for a narcotic drug that includes an authorization for automatic refill.

(b) For purposes of this section, "narcotic drug" means any drug or substance included in schedules II or III of title 21 United States Code section 812."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 4. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Consumer Protection; Prescription Drugs

 

Description:

Prohibits persons licensed pursuant to chapters 453 or 463E, from prescribing more than a thirty-day supply of narcotic drugs. Prohibits the automatic refill of narcotic drugs.

 

 

 

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