HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

734

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to controlled substances.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part III to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"329- Prescription of opioids; mail-back envelope required. A health care professional or pharmacist who dispenses any opioid drug shall include with the dispensed drug, instructions for disposing of any unused portion of the drug, and a pre-addressed, postage prepaid envelope or package that the person to whom the drug was dispensed may use to mail any unused portion of the drug to a medication disposal program in the State."

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:

Opioid; Mail-Back Envelope; Drug Disposal

 

Description:

Requires a health care professional or pharmacist who dispenses any opioid drug to include with the drug instructions for disposing of any unused portion, along with a pre-addressed envelope or package that can be used to mail any unused portion to a medication disposal program in the State at no cost to the person to whom the drug was dispensed.

 

 

 

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