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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1394         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2759

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven M. Walsh

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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 regulating the disposal of prescription medication.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven M. Walsh

11th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1394        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2759

By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2759) of Steven M. Walsh relative to regulating the disposal of prescription medication.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 850 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act regulating the disposal of prescription medication.
 

              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. Chapter 21A is amended by inserting following Section 13A the following section:-

              Section 13B. Disposal of Prescription Medications at Massachusetts Collection Centers for Hazardous Household Products.

              This section hereby authorizes and directs the Massachusetts Collection Centers for Hazardous Household Products to accept prescription medication for disposal. The department shall make all rules and regulations concerning the requirements for disposal of prescription medications. All centers must accept disposed prescription medications from any Massachusetts resident and cannot restrict acceptance to residents of a certain municipality or region.

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