Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 9 of chapter 94C of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out subsection b 1/2, inserted by chapter 364 of the acts of 1985.
SECTION 2. Said section 9 of said chapter 94C is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-
(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b), a physician, when acting in good faith and providing care under a program funded in whole or in part by 42 USC 300, or in a clinic licensed by the department to provide comparable medical services, or a registered nurse registered pursuant to the provisions of section seventy-four of chapter one hundred and twelve and authorized by said physician, may lawfully dispense controlled substances pursuant to schedule VI to recipients of these services in such quantity as needed for treatment, and shall be exempt from the requirement that such dispensing be in a single dosage or as necessary for immediate treatment; provided, however, that such registered nurse shall not so dispense except as provided in section seventeen. The department may establish rules and regulations controlling the dispensing of said medications, including, but not limited to, the types and amounts of medications dispensed and appropriate safeguards for dispensing.