HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2643

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to consumer protection.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 453, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"453-   Prescription of narcotic drugs. (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, no person licensed pursuant to this chapter shall issue a prescription for a narcotic drug for more than a thirty-day supply, and no prescription issued pursuant to this section shall be refilled automatically.

(b) For purposes of this section, "narcotic drug" means any drug or substance covered by schedules II and III of title 21 United States Code section 812."

SECTION 2. Chapter 463E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"463E-   Prescription of narcotic drugs. (a) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, no person licensed pursuant to this chapter shall issue a prescription for a narcotic drug for more than a thirty-day supply, and no prescription issued pursuant to this section shall be refilled automatically.

(b) For purposes of this section, "narcotic drug" means any drug or substance covered by schedules II and III of title 21 United States Code section 812."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2014.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Consumer Protection; Prescription Drugs

 

Description:

Prohibits persons licensed pursuant to chapters 453 and 463E, HRS, from prescribing more than a thirty-day supply of certain types of drugs. Prohibits the automatic refill of certain types of drugs.

 

 

 

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