A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REVISE THE NORTH CAROLINA CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES REPORTING SYSTEM ACT, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CHILD FATALITY TASK FORCE.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends GS 90-113.73 (Requirements for controlled substances reporting system), providing that the dispensers of specified controlled substances must report the information required under this section no later than the close of business three business days after the day when the prescription was delivered, beginning the next day after the delivery date; however, dispensers are encouraged to report the information no later than 24 hours after the prescription was delivered (was, dispenser was required to submit the information no later than 24 hours after the prescription was dispensed). Deletes the requirement that the dispensers submit the specialty of the practitioner and documentation of photographic identification presented by the person seeking dispensation of the prescription, when required by GS 90-106.1.
Amends GS 90-113.74 (Confidentiality), making technical and clarifying changes. Provides that information can be reported regarding the prescribing practice of a practitioner pursuant to rules adopted in subsection (b2). GS 90-113.74(b2) establishes that in order to receive a report pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (b1) of this section, an agency responsible for licensing, registering, or certifying a practitioner with prescriptive or dispensing authority must adopt rules establishing the criteria by which the Department may report the information to the agency.
Sections 1 and 2 of this act become effective on January 1, 2014, and apply to prescriptions delivered on or after that date. The remainder of this act is effective when it becomes law.
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