REPORT TITLE:
Contr Substances; Dispensers


DESCRIPTION:
Allows the administrator of the narcotics enforcement division to
share information from the electronic prescription accountability
system with "dispensers" (practitioners who dispense controlled
substances) if the information relates to the dispenser's own
patients.  (SD2)

 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 2
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 329-104, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
 
 3      "(c)  This section shall not prevent the disclosure, at the
 
 4 discretion of the administrator, of investigative information
 
 5 to[: law]:
 
 6      (1)  Law enforcement officers[;], investigative agents of
 
 7           federal, state, or county law enforcement agencies[;],
 
 8           prosecuting attorneys[;], or the attorney general, [in
 
 9           furtherance of criminal investigations or prosecutions
 
10           within their respective jurisdictions]; provided that
 
11           the administrator has reasonable grounds to believe
 
12           that the disclosure of any information collected under
 
13           this part is in the furtherance of an ongoing criminal
 
14           investigation[.] or prosecution within their respective
 
15           jurisdictions; or
 
16      (2)  Dispensers; provided that the information disclosed
 
17           relates only to the dispenser's own patients.
 
18           Information disclosed to a dispenser under this section
 
19           shall be transmitted by certified mail or a similar
 

 
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 1           means requiring the dispenser's signature for delivery
 
 2           of the information."
 
 3      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
 4 New statutory material is underscored.
 
 5      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1999.
 

 
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