SB 590-4_ Filed 02/10/2005, 09:14 Riegsecker
that Senate Bill 590 be amended to read as follows:
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Page 1, between lines 10 and 11, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 16-18-2-106.4; (05)MO059005.2. -->
"SECTION 2. IC 16-18-2-106.4 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 106.4. For purposes of
IC 16-42-3, IC 16-42-19, and IC 16-42-22, "electronically
transmitted" or "electronic transmission" means the transmission
of a prescription in electronic form. The term does not include
transmission of a prescription by facsimile.".
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Page 2, line 22, strike "pharmacist;" and insert " pharmacist or
pharmacist intern (as defined in IC 25-26-13-2);".
Page 5, line 27, strike "pharmacist;" and insert " pharmacist or
pharmacist intern (as defined in IC 25-26-13-2);".
Page 6, line 10, delete "practitioner:" and insert " practitioner
Page 6, line 11, delete "must".
Page 6, line 12, delete "may".
Page 6, line 12, delete "or".
Page 7, line 10, delete "indicate" and insert " indicating with the
Page 7, line 11, delete "permitted electronically." and insert
Page 7, line 12, delete "or electronically transmits".
Page 7, line 13, delete "instructions".
Page 9, line 26, delete "the:" and insert " a".
Page 9, line 27, delete "(1)".
Page 9, line 27, delete "information".
Page 9, line 27, delete "form; or" and insert " form. The term does
not include the transmission of a prescription by facsimile.".
Page 9, run in lines 26 through 27.
Page 9, delete lines 28 through 29.
Page 12, between lines 1 and 2, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 25-26-13-4; (05)MO059005.14. -->
"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
(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
(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
(9) perform such other duties and functions and exercise such
other powers as may be necessary to implement and enforce this
(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
(1) the board has adopted rules which set forth the procedures and
standards governing the grant or denial of a temporary variance;
(2) the board sets forth in writing the reasons for a grant or denial
of a temporary variance.
(d) The board shall adopt rules and procedures, in consultation
with the medical licensing board, concerning the electronic
transmission of prescriptions. The rules adopted under this
subsection must address the following:
(1) Privacy protection for the practitioner and the
(2) Security of the electronic transmission.
(3) A process for approving electronic data intermediaries for
the electronic transmission of prescriptions.
(4) Use of a practitioner's United States Drug Enforcement
Agency registration number.
(5) Protection of the practitioner from identity theft or
fraudulent use of the practitioner's prescribing authority.".
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Page 12, line 13, delete "facsimile,".
Page 12, line 15, delete "intermediary:" and insert " intermediary
that is approved by the board:".
Page 15, between lines 14 and 15, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 25-26-13-25.5; (05)MO059005.16. -->
"SECTION 16. IC 25-26-13-25.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 25.5. A prescription may be
transmitted electronically from a practitioner to a pharmacist only
through the use of an electronic data intermediary approved by the
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to SB 590 as printed February 1, 2005.)