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infor HB 324

Posted over 4 years ago by Joscelyn Vanduren

BILL: HB 324
SHORT TITLE: CONTROLLED SUBST. PRESCRIPTION DATABASE
BILL VERSION:
CURRENT STATUS: (H) FIN  STATUS DATE: 03/21/14
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(S) KELLER
TITLE: "An Act relating to the controlled substance prescription database."

Here is the link HB324 that can be read if you choose.
http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_complete_bill.asp?session=28&bill=HB324

A synopsis of the latest version (28-LS1427\U):

New Text Underlined [DELETED TEXT BRACKETED]

AS 17.30.200 (12) establish fees for the dispensing of controlled substances as provided in AS 17.30.205.

AS 17.30.200(a) is amended to read:
(a) The controlled substance prescription database is established in the Board of Pharmacy. The purpose of the database is to contain data as described in this section regarding every prescription for a schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance under state law or a schedule I, II, III, IV, or V controlled substance under federal law dispensed in the state to a person other than those administered to a patient at a health care facility. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development shall
(1) assist the board;
(2) [AND] provide necessary staff and equipment to implement this section; and
(3) in cooperation with the board, seek funding sources other than the state for the operation of the controlled substance prescription database.

Sec. 3. AS 17.30.200(b) is amended to read:
(b) The pharmacist-in-charge of each licensed or registered pharmacy, regarding each schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance under state law or a schedule I, II, III, IV, or V controlled substance under federal law dispensed by a pharmacist under the supervision of the pharmacist-in-charge, and each practitioner who directly dispenses a schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance under state law or a schedule I, II, III, IV, or V controlled substance under federal law other than those administered to a patient at a health care facility, shall submit to the board through an electronic database, by a procedure and in a format established by the board, the following information for inclusion in the database:

Sec. 4. AS 17.30.200(c) is amended to read:
(c) The board shall maintain or contract with a database provider to maintain the database in a secure [AN] electronic file [OR BY OTHER MEANS] established by the board that is accessible to a pharmacist or practitioner to facilitate use of the database for identification of

* Sec. 5. AS 17.30.200(k) is amended to read:
(k) In the regulations adopted under this section, the board shall provide
(1) that prescription information in the database shall be purged from the database after two years have elapsed from the date the prescription was dispensed;
(2) a method for an individual to challenge information in the database about the individual that the person believes is incorrect or was incorrectly entered by a dispenser;
(3) a procedure for authorizing a pharmacist-in-charge or a practitioner to delegate the submission of information under (b) of this section to an employee of the pharmacist in-charge or practitioner regardless of whether that employee is a pharmacist or practitioner.

* Sec. 7. AS 17.30 is amended by adding a new section to article 5 to read:
Sec. 17.30.205. Fees for dispensing controlled substances. (a) The Board of Pharmacy shall adopt regulations that establish reasonable fees to be charged to a pharmacist or provider for dispensing controlled substances to cover the applicable direct costs relating to the board's responsibilities in maintaining and operating the controlled substance prescription database under AS 17.30.200 and procedures for the collection of those fees.
(b) In this section, "direct cost" has the meaning given in AS 37.10.058.