SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2048        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1218

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Nick Collins

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to sharps stewardship.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Nick Collins

First Suffolk

Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Boston City Hall

 



SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2048        FILED ON: 1/18/2019

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1218

By Mr. Collins, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1218) of Nick Collins and Mayor Martin J. Walsh for legislation relative to sharps stewardship.  Public Health.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to sharps stewardship.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 94H of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

“Covered drug”, any brand name or generic opioid drug placed in Schedule II or Schedule III of section 3 of chapter 94C; provided, however, that “covered drug” shall also include benzodiazepines; provided, further, that “covered drug” shall not include: (i) drugs intended for use solely in veterinary care; (ii) substances that are regulated as cosmetic products under the United States Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.; or (iii) drugs that are compounded under a specialty license pursuant to sections 39G to 39J, inclusive, of chapter 112.

SECTION 2. Section 55 of chapter 52 of the acts of 2016, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. Section 77 of chapter 52 of the acts of 2016, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby repealed.