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Budget Summary FY2018

Outside Section 44
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017




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Controlled Substance Pharmacy Practices in Contiguous States

SECTION 44.   Subsection (d1/2) of section 18 of said chapter 94C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit a retail pharmacy operating within the commonwealth from filling prescriptions for a narcotic substance contained in schedule II of section 3 of this chapter for patients admitted to a long-term care facility in Maine or a state contiguous with the commonwealth, provided; however, that:

(i) the pharmacy is licensed for retail by the commonwealth and, if applicable, registered with the appropriate regulatory authorities in the state from which the prescription is received and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, as applicable, for the dispensing of controlled substances; and

(ii) the medications are delivered directly to the long-term care facility by a courier employed or contracted by the retail pharmacy.