SB 575
Modifies provisions on donation of unused prescription drugs
LR Number:
Last Action:
4/20/2006 - Hearing Conducted H Health Care Policy Committee
Journal Page:
SCS SBs 575 & 714
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2006

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SBs 575 & 714 - This act creates a program through which unused prescription drugs may be transferred from long term care facilities to city or county health departments for the purpose of distributing the medication to low-income residents of this state meeting certain eligibility criteria.

This act also provides that drugs donated under the Prescription Drug Repository Program that are not used or accepted by any pharmacies, hospitals, or nonprofit clinics may be distributed to out-of-state charitable repositories for use outside of the state. Out-of-state charitable repositories include any bona fide charitable, religious, or nonprofit organization licensed or regulated in this state as out-of-state wholesale drug distributors or any foreign medical aid mission groups that distribute pharmaceuticals and healthcare supplies to needy persons abroad.