Bill Summaries: H683 (2021)

  • Summary date: Apr 26 2021 - View summary

    Enacts GS 90-106.5, establishing required actions of a pharmacy dispensing a controlled substance, defined by statutory cross-reference and to specifically include any drug or medication identified for inclusion in the statute by the Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. Requires a pharmacy, at the time of dispensation, to (1) provide the patient with written informational materials on discarding medications, as specified, and (2) make available on-site, for purchase or at no cost to the patient, at least one consumer method for disposal of medications, including at-home drug disposal boxes or secured medication collection kiosks or boxes, subject to specified requirements and limitations. Effective October 1, 2021, and applies to controlled substances dispensed by pharmacies operating in the State on or after that date.