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Substitute Bill No. 5241

    February Session, 2018

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING PHARMACIST AND PRACTITIONER COMPLIANCE RATES AND THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2019) (a) The Commissioners of Public Health and Consumer Protection shall review the compliance rate of pharmacists and practitioners utilizing the electronic prescription drug monitoring program established pursuant to section 21a-254 of the general statutes.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2019, the Commissioners of Public Health and Consumer Protection shall jointly report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and consumer protection, regarding recommendations, if any, that they agree are necessary for pharmacists and practitioners to achieve one hundred per cent compliance with the electronic prescription drug monitoring program.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

January 1, 2019

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