Chapter 093
2019 -- H 5184 AS AMENDED
Enacted 07/08/2019

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Introduced By: Representatives Caldwell, Craven, McNamara, Bennett, and
Date Introduced: January 24, 2019

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
     SECTION 1. Chapter 5-19.1 of the General Laws entitled "Pharmacies" is hereby
amended by adding thereto the following section:
     5-19.1-34. Notice of warning regarding use of schedule II controlled substances to be
     (a) The director of the department of health shall compile a list of at least the ten (10)
most prescribed drugs containing opioids and/or other schedule II controlled substances as listed
in ยง 21-28-2.08 and forward it to the board of pharmacy which shall distribute that list to all
pharmacies in the state. The list shall also contain warnings relating to the overuse, misuse, and
mixing of those drugs with other drugs, specifically benzodiazepines, and/or alcohol, including,
but not limited to, dependence, addiction, or death.
     (b) Each pharmacy shall conspicuously display the list at or adjacent to the place in the
pharmacy where prescriptions are presented for compounding and dispensing.
     (c) The pharmacist shall also inform the patient that the pharmacist may dispense a partial
fill of the prescription if requested by the patient and the procedure for other partial fills until the
full prescription is dispensed within thirty (30) days of the date on which the prescription was
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on September 1, 2019.