House Bill 543

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Title AN ACT relating to the disposal of pharmaceuticals.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1979
Sponsors J. Jenkins, T. Riner, J. Wayne, S. Westrom
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A.600 to 218A.650 to define terms; create a new section of KRS 218A.600 to 218A.650 to prohibit the discharging, disposal, flushing, pouring or emptying into public wastewater systems or septic systems of unused medications in solid form, and to establish a $500 fine for each violation; provide that the funds collected are to be forwarded to the environmental trust fund established in KRS 224.01-200; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A.600 to 218A.650 to require nursing homes, residential health care facilities, home health care agencies, hospice programs, institutions, facilities or agencies providing services to persons with mental illnesses, and institutions, facilities, or agencies providing services to persons with developmental disabilities to modify their written medication protocols; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A.600 to 218A.650 to require agencies with regulatory oversight for certain health care institutions to be responsible for ensuring those institutions' compliance; create a new section of noncodified language to cite this Act as the "Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act".
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Disposal of pharmaceuticals, restrict certain methods of
Drugs and Medicines - Disposal of pharmaceuticals, restrict certain methods of
Environment and Conservation - Disposal of pharmaceuticals, restrict certain methods of
Health and Medical Services - Disposal of pharmaceuticals, restrict certain methods of
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Disposal of pharmaceuticals, restrict certain methods of
Public Health - Disposal of pharmaceuticals, restrict certain methods of

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02/26/10
  • introduced in House
03/02/10
  • to Military Affairs & Public Safety (H)
03/17/10
  • posted in committee


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