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Pharmacy Practice Act

Concerning changes to the pharmacy practice act relating to the dispensing of prescription drugs.
2024 Regular Session
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Bill Summary

The act authorizes a pharmacy technician or a pharmacy intern, under the supervision of a pharmacist, to replenish medication in a cassette device used for the automatic packaging of medication. The act also allows:

  • A prescription drug that has been dispensed by a cassette device to be returned to the cassette device for redispensing as long as certain safety requirements are met; and
  • A prescription drug that is dispensed but not delivered to a patient to be returned to stock and redispensed as long as it is stored in the container in which it was dispensed and maintains a label that accurately identifies its contents with respect to the original prescription label.

APPROVED by Governor June 6, 2024

EFFECTIVE July 1, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details