HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1757

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2016

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO HEALTH.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 328, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"328-   Customized patient medication package. (a) A pharmacy may provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public; provided that:

(1) The pharmacy has obtained the written consent of the patient, patient's caregiver, or prescribing practitioner; and

(2) The written consent is accompanied with the patient's current prescription and meets the requirements of section 328-16, United States Pharmacopeia standards, and National Formulary standards.

(b) As used in this section:

"Customized patient medication package" means a package that is prepared by a pharmacist for a specific patient and that contains one or more prescribed solid oral dosage forms.

"Institutional facility" has the same meaning as in section 461-1.

"Pharmacist" has the same meaning as "practitioner" in section 461-1.

"Pharmacy" has the same meaning as in section 461-1."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Prescription Drugs; Pharmacy; Customized Patient Medication Packages

 

Description:

Authorizes a pharmacy to provide a customized patient medication package to any patient of an institutional facility or any member of the general public, subject to certain conditions.

 

 

 

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