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Bill Detail: SB22-098

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Title Program Allowing Redispensing Of Unused Drugs
Status Governor Signed (06/08/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
  • Public Health
House Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/01/2022
Summary

The bill creates the Colorado drug reuse opportunity program
(program). The program allows members of the public, health-care
providers, pharmacies, health-care facilities, drug manufacturers, and
other entities to donate prescription drugs, excluding controlled
substances, and over-the-counter medicine (drugs) to be distributed or
redispensed to Colorado residents with a prescription for such a drug or

symptoms treatable with such a drug (eligible patients). Donated drugs
are free to eligible patients, although there may be a fee for processing
and redispensing the drugs.
The bill establishes requirements for:
  • Donating unused drugs, receiving and accepting drug
donations, and redispensing and administering unused
drugs to eligible patients;
  • Storing, repackaging, and labeling donated drugs;
  • Disposing of donated drugs that cannot be redispensed; and
  • Record keeping relating to the donation, receipt, and reuse
of the donated drugs.
In redispensing the donated drugs, to the extent possible, the
program gives priority to eligible patients who are not covered by health
insurance or who lack adequate health insurance coverage or whose
income falls below a certain income level.
The state board of pharmacy shall promulgate rules, including
rules for donating and receiving drugs, labeling and repackaging drugs,
and redispensing or administering drugs by persons authorized to
dispense or administer drugs.
With certain exceptions, the bill provides immunity from civil or
criminal liability or professional discipline for a manufacturer, donor, or
receiver of drugs for activities directly attributable to donating, receiving,
redispensing, or administering a drug under the program.

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