Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately regulate the formulary of interchangeable drug products, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 12D of chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the sixth paragraph, as appearing in chapter 582 of the acts of 1985, the following paragraph:-
The provisions of this section shall not apply to prescriptions dispensed in a hospital licensed under section fifty-one of chapter one hundred and eleven; provided, however, that all outpatient prescriptions dispensed in a hospital shall be on prescription forms as required by this section; and provided further that no retail pharmacy, however organized, shall be exempted from the provisions of this section.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of July second, nineteen hundred and eighty-six.