SB 590-2_ Filed 02/07/2005, 10:50 Miller



    I move
that Senate Bill 590 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 12, line 1; (05)MO059003.12. -->     Page 12, between lines 1 and 2, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 25-26-13-4; (05)MO059003.14. -->     "SECTION 14. IC 25-26-13-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 4. (a) The board may:
        (1) promulgate rules and regulations under IC 4-22-2 for implementing and enforcing this chapter;
        (2) establish requirements and tests to determine the moral, physical, intellectual, educational, scientific, technical, and professional qualifications for applicants for pharmacists' licenses;
        (3) refuse to issue, deny, suspend, or revoke a license or permit or place on probation or fine any licensee or permittee under this chapter;
        (4) regulate the sale of drugs and devices in the state of Indiana;
        (5) impound, embargo, confiscate, or otherwise prevent from disposition any drugs, medicines, chemicals, poisons, or devices which by inspection are deemed unfit for use or would be dangerous to the health and welfare of the citizens of the state of Indiana; the board shall follow those embargo procedures found in IC 16-42-1-18 through IC 16-42-1-31, and persons may not refuse to permit or otherwise prevent members of the board or their representatives from entering such places and making such inspections;
        (6) prescribe minimum standards with respect to physical characteristics of pharmacies, as may be necessary to the maintenance of professional surroundings and to the protection of the safety and welfare of the public;
        (7) subject to IC 25-1-7, investigate complaints, subpoena witnesses, schedule and conduct hearings on behalf of the public interest on any matter under the jurisdiction of the board;
        (8) prescribe the time, place, method, manner, scope, and subjects of licensing examinations which shall be given at least twice annually; and
        (9) perform such other duties and functions and exercise such

other powers as may be necessary to implement and enforce this chapter.
    (b) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 for the following:
        (1) Establishing standards for the competent practice of pharmacy.
        (2) Establishing the standards for a pharmacist to counsel individuals regarding the proper use of drugs.
    (c) The board may grant or deny a temporary variance to a rule it has adopted if:
        (1) the board has adopted rules which set forth the procedures and standards governing the grant or denial of a temporary variance; and
        (2) the board sets forth in writing the reasons for a grant or denial of a temporary variance.
     (d) The board, in consultation with the medical licensing board, shall adopt rules and procedures concerning the electronic transmission of prescriptions. The rules adopted under this subsection must address the following:
        (1) Privacy protection for the practitioner and the practitioner's patient.
        (2) Security of the electronic transmission.
        (3) Use of a practitioner's United States Drug Enforcement Agency registration number.
        (4) Protection of the practitioner from identity theft or fraudulent use of the practitioner's prescribing authority.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 590 as printed February 1, 2005.)


Senator MILLER

MO059003/DI 104