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.
House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Amends subdivision (5) of GS 90-113.74(c) to expand the list of persons to whom the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)may release data from the controlled substances reporting systemto include a sheriff or a police chief or their designees who are (1) assigned to investigate the diversion and illegal use of prescription medication or pharmaceutical products identified in Article 5 of GS Chapter 90 as schedule II through V controlled substances, and (2) engaged in a bona fide specific investigation related to the enforcement of laws governing licit drugs under a lawful court order. Amends subsection (e) to direct the state Attorney General's Office to review any findings reported to that office by DHHS to determine if the findings should be reported to the SBI and the appropriate sheriff for investigation of possible violations of state or federal law regarding controlled substances.
House amendment #2 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition. Amends subdivision (3) of GS 90-113.4(c) to provide that data from the controlled substances reporting system released by DHHS to special agents of the State Bureau of Investigation may be provided by SBI agents assigned to the Diversion & Environmental Crimes Unit who may then give this information to other SBI agents who are engaged in a bona fide specific investigation related to the enforcement of laws governing licit drugs. Amends GS 90-113.75(c) to provide that an entity (was, health care provider or entity)permitted to access data under Article 5 of GS Chapter 90 (the NC Controlled Substances Reporting System Act), who acting in good faith reports or transmits data required or allowed by this Articleis immune from civil or criminal liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed as a result of making the report or transmitting the data.
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