HB 86 (BR 339) - T. Burch
AN ACT relating to the charitable drug repository program.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 217 to define "board," "charitable health care provider," "health care facility," "pharmacy," and "prescription drug"; provide, by November 1, 2004, for the Board of Pharmacy and Department for Public Health to jointly establish a plan for a drug repository program to accept and dispense prescription drugs donated for the purpose of being dispensed to individuals who meet eligibility standards established by administrative regulation; establish packaging and storage requirements for drugs; require implementation by July 1, 2005; permit drug manufacturers, health care facilities, and any government entity to donate prescription drugs to the program, with donation occurring at a pharmacy, hospital, or charitable health care provider that participates in the program; prohibit the resale of donated drugs; define "health care professional"; exempt designated health care professionals from criminal or civil liability, in absence of bad faith, for dispensing drugs in the program; provide, by November 1, 2004, for the Board of Pharmacy to consult with the Department for Public Health and the Department for Medicaid Services to establish program components relating to eligibility, standards for safe acceptance and storage of donated drugs, inspections of donated drugs, formula for determining a handling fee that may be charged to recipients of the drugs to cover restocking and dispensing costs, development of a program identification card for program participants, and other standards as necessary.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)