Senate Bill #291 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES

Requires pharmacies display warning notice regarding use of opioids/schedule II controlled substances compiled by DOH relating to overuse/misuse/mixing with other drugs/alcohol effective 9/1/19.

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  • 2019 – S 0291
  • 2019 – S 0291 AS AMENDED
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  • LC001162
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – PHARMACIES
  • Introduced By: Senators Valverde, Quezada, Goldin, Miller, and Lawson
  • Date Introduced: February 13, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate Health & Human Services
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 5-19.1 of the General Laws entitled "Pharmacies" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 5-19.1-34. Notice of warning regarding use of schedule II controlled substances to be posted.
  • (a) The director of the department of health shall compile a list of at least the ten (10) most prescribed drugs containing opioids and/or other schedule II controlled substances as listed in § 21-28-2.08 and forward it to the board of pharmacy which shall distribute that list to all pharmacies in the state. The list shall also contain warnings relating to the overuse, misuse and mixing of those drugs with other drugs and/or alcohol including, but not limited to, dependence, addiction or death.
  • (b) Each pharmacy shall conspicuously display the list at or adjacent to the place in the pharmacy where prescriptions are presented for compounding and dispensing.
  • (c) The pharmacist shall also inform the patient that the pharmacist may dispense a partial fill of the prescription if requested by the patient and the procedure for other partial fills until the full prescription is dispensed within thirty (30) days of the date on which the prescription was written.
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 5-19.1 of the General Laws entitled "Pharmacies" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 5-19.1-34. Notice of warning regarding use of schedule II controlled substances to be posted.
  • (a) The director of the department of health shall compile a list of at least the ten (10) most prescribed drugs containing opioids and/or other schedule II controlled substances as listed in § 21-28-2.08 and forward it to the board of pharmacy which shall distribute that list to all pharmacies in the state. The list shall also contain warnings relating to the overuse, misuse and mixing of those drugs with other drugs, specifically benzodiazepines, and/or alcohol including, but not limited to, dependence, addiction or death.
  • (b) Each pharmacy shall conspicuously display the list at or adjacent to the place in the pharmacy where prescriptions are presented for compounding and dispensing.
  • (c) The pharmacist shall also inform the patient that the pharmacist may dispense a partial fill of the prescription if requested by the patient and the procedure for other partial fills until the full prescription is dispensed within thirty (30) days of the date on which the prescription was written.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on September 1, 2019. ======== LC001162 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – PHARMACIES
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  • This act would require that pharmacies display a notice of warning regarding use of opioids and/or other schedule II controlled substances compiled by the department of health relating to the overuse, misuse and mixing with other drugs and/or alcohol.
  • This act would take effect on September 1, 2019. ======== LC001162 ========

Votes

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Floor vote for Approval of Amendment

June 19, 2019 at 6:39pm
Yeas: 37 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin NV
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y

Floor vote for Passage as Amended

June 19, 2019 at 6:39pm
Yeas: 37 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin NV
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y