BURKE, CURRIE, FRITCHEY, HAMOS, MCKEON, MOORE, OSTERMAN,
KENNER, O'BRIEN, ERWIN, TURNER,ART AND HOWARD.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Drug Paraphernalia Control Act and the Hypodermic
Syringes and Needles Act. Authorizes a person who is at least 18
years of age to purchase up to 10 sterile hypodermic syringes or
needles at a pharmacy without a prescription. Authorizes a pharmacist
to sell up to 10 sterile hypodermic syringes or needles to a person
who is at least 18 years of age. Provides that the Illinois
Department of Public Health must develop educational materials
regarding safer injection, HIV prevention, syringe disposal, and drug
treatment and make copies of those materials available to pharmacists.
Provides that pharmacists must make those educational materials
available to persons who purchase syringes. Repeals the Section in the
Hypodermic Syringes and Needles Act requiring a person who sells a
syringe, needle, or instrument to keep a record of the sale.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Public Health)
The Department estimates the cost of developing, printing, and
distributing education materials to pharmacists to provide to
persons purchasing sterile syringes during the first year the
bill is in effect to be $93,800. Annual costs thereafter are
estimated at $83,800.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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