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Senate Bill 0246

Senate Bill 0246

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 246 (Updated April 23, 2013 2:06 pm - DI 106)

Controlled substances. Defines "owner" for purposes of requiring an owner that employs or contracts with individuals to dispense controlled substances to, beginning January 1, 2014, maintain a controlled substance registration. Beginning January 1, 2014, allows the attorney general to petition the court to obtain an injunction against an owner that violates the controlled substance registration and control laws. Requires the medical licensing board to adopt emergency rules and permanent rules within a specified period concerning: (1) standards and procedures for the attorney general to follow in accessing physicians' records and inventory; and (2) standards and protocol for the prescribing of controlled substances. During the 2013 legislative interim, requires the health finance commission to study: (1) issues concerning pharmacy programs designed to take back and dispose of old and expired prescription drugs; and (2) the use of methadone and opioids in treatment programs and clinic settings. Requires the division on mental health and addiction to provide the health finance commission specified information concerning opioid treatment in Indiana. During the 2013 legislative interim, requires the commission on mental health and addiction to study issues concerning treatment and recovery from prescription drug use addiction. Resolves a conflict and corrects a cross reference.
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