HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO HEALTH.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 329-104, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
"(c) This section shall not prevent the disclosure, at the discretion of the administrator, of investigative information to:
(1) Law enforcement officers, investigative agents of federal, state, or county law enforcement or regulatory agencies, United States attorneys, county prosecuting attorneys, or the attorney general; provided that the administrator has reasonable grounds to believe that the disclosure of any information collected under this part is in furtherance of an ongoing criminal or regulatory investigation or prosecution;
authorized under chapters 448, 453, [
and] 463E, and 457-2.7 who
are registered to administer, prescribe, or dispense controlled substances and
their practitioner delegate; provided that the information disclosed relates
only to the registrant's own patient;
(3) Pharmacists or
pharmacist delegates, employed by a pharmacy registered under section 329-32,
who request prescription information about a customer [
relating to a
violation or possible violation of this chapter];
(4) Other state-authorized governmental prescription-monitoring programs;
(5) The chief medical examiner or licensed physician designee who requests information and certifies the request is for the purpose of investigating the death of an individual;
(6) Qualified personnel for the purpose of bona fide research or education; provided that data elements that would reasonably identify a specific recipient, prescriber, or dispenser shall be deleted or redacted from the information prior to disclosure; provided further that release of the information may be made only pursuant to a written agreement between qualified personnel and the administrator in order to ensure compliance with this subsection;
(7) Other entities or individuals authorized by the administrator to assist the program with projects that enhance the electronic prescription accountability system;
(8) Authorized employees of the State of Hawaii
department of health alcohol and drug abuse division and the emergency medical
services and injury prevention system branch; [
(9) The United States
Department of Defense health agency prescription monitoring program[
(10) Licensed healthcare providers or delegates of such providers employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; and
(11) Authorized employees of the department of human services med-QUEST division.
Information disclosed to a registrant, pharmacist, or authorized government agency under this section shall be transmitted by a secure means determined by the designated agency."
SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.
Electronic Prescription Accountability System; Controlled Substances
Clarifies who may access information stored in the electronic prescription accountability system. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)
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