SB 251-1_ Filed 01/23/2008, 15:17



    The Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 251, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

    Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning prescription drugs.

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (08)CR025101.1. -->     Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 25-26-17-4.5; (08)CR025101.1. -->     "SECTION 1. IC 25-26-17-4.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 4.5. A nonresident pharmacy that dispenses more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the pharmacy's total prescription volume as a result of an original prescription order received or solicited through the Internet shall:
        (1) be accredited:
            (A) through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy's Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS); or

             (B) under a program that is substantially similar to the program under clause (A) and that has been approved by the board; and
        (2) obtain and display a seal of approval for:
            (A) the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; or
            (B) the substantially similar program described in

subdivision (1)(B);
        anywhere that the nonresident pharmacy advertises.

SOURCE: IC 25-26-17-5; (08)CR025101.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 25-26-17-5 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 5. The board may deny, revoke, or suspend the registration of a nonresident pharmacy for:
        (1) failing to comply with sections 3, 4, 4.5, and 6 of this chapter; or
        (2) conduct that causes serious bodily or psychological harm to a customer who lives in Indiana or purchased drugs from the nonresident pharmacy while in Indiana, if the board reports the matter to the pharmacy regulatory or licensing agency in the state in which the nonresident pharmacy is located.".
SOURCE: Page 1, line 8; (08)CR025101.1. -->     Page 1, line 8, delete ":".
    Page 1, delete lines 9 through 12.
    Page 1, line 13, delete "(2)".
    Page 1, run in lines 8 through 13.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 251 as introduced.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass.

Committee Vote: Yeas 6, Nays 0.



CR025101/DI 104    2008