Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Act. Provides that a pharmacist or physician may dispense drug adulterant testing supplies, such as reagents, test strips, or quantification instruments, to any person. Provides that no employee or volunteer of or participant in a program established under the Act or any employee or customer of a pharmacy, hospital, clinic, or other health care facility or medical office dispensing drug adulterant testing supplies in accordance with the Act shall be charged with or prosecuted for possession of specified materials. Provides that a law enforcement officer who, acting on good faith, arrests or charges a person who is thereafter determined to be entitled to immunity from prosecution shall not be subject to civil liability for the arrest or filing of charges. Provides that any record of a person that is created or obtained for use by a needle and hypodermic syringe access program or by a pharmacy, hospital, clinic, or other health care facility or medical office in connection with the dispensing of drug adulterant testing supplies must be kept confidential. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Removes provisions regarding waiver of criminal penalties and confidentiality. Restores language prohibiting employees or volunteers of or participants in a program established under the Act from being charged with or prosecuted for possession of certain items. Removes references to reagents, test strips, and quantification instruments. Provides that no quantity of drug adulterant testing supplies greater than necessary to conduct 5 assays of substances suspected of containing adulterants shall be dispensed in any single transaction. Removes language providing that the amendatory Act is effective immediately. Makes other changes.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that provisions regarding the dispensing of drug adulterant testing supplies apply to advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants. Provides that the amendatory Act is effective immediately.