Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Subsection (b) of section 9 of chapter 94C of the General Laws, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 515 of the acts of 1990, is hereby further amended by adding the following two paragraphs:-
This section shall not prohibit or limit the dispensing of any prescription medication that is classified by the department of public health as schedule VI and is provided free of charge by the manufacturer for use as samples if such samples are: (1) furnished to the patient by a professional authorized to dispense controlled substances pursuant to this subsection; (2) dispensed in the package provided by the manufacturer; (3) provided at no charge to the patient.
The department shall 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.