Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Deletes all provisions of previous edition and replaces them with AN ACT TO AMEND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO INCLUDE THE NORTH CAROLINA SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION AS AN EMPLOYER. States that the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is an instrumentality of the state. Amends GS 128-21 to include the NC Sheriffs’ Association within the definition of employer for the purposes of the Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System. Effective July 1, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 16 2011 - View summary
Summary date: May 25 2011 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Amends proposed GS 90-106.1 to add provision specifying that presentation of required ID may occur either at the time of the delivery of the prescription to the pharmacy or at the time the controlled substance is issued. Also clarifies that the statute does not require that the person seeking the dispensation must be the same person to whom the prescription is issued. Establishes procedures in cases where a person provides a list of other people who are authorized to receive the controlled substances on the person’s behalf if the pharmacy has a policy of keeping such an authorized list for its customers. The law does not require pharmacies to have such a policy. Specifies that the statute does not apply to the dispensation of controlled substances to employees of health care facilities, as defined in GS 131E-256(b), when they are delivered to the health care facilities for the benefit of its residents or patients.
Summary date: Apr 6 2011 - View summary
Identical to S 474, filed 3/30/11.
Enacts new GS 90-106.1, directing each pharmacy to require the person seeking dispensation to present one of four valid forms of government-issued photographic identification, before dispensing a Schedule II controlled substance. Requires the pharmacy to document the person's name, type of identification, and identification number, and retain all collected information as part of the pharmacy's business records for three years. Directs the pharmacy to make the identifying information available to any authorized person in the controlled substances reporting system within 72 hours after a request. Effective January 1, 2012.