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SB 166/LM (BR 1034) - J. Denton, D. Harper Angel

     AN ACT relating to controlled substances.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to define the terms "controlled substance" and "department"; require the Department for Public Health to develop and implement by January 1, 2011, a three-year pilot program subject to the availability of sufficient funding for the safe disposal of unused or partially used controlled substances by an ultimate user through delivery to a designated facility; permit ultimate users to dispose of controlled substances through persons or entities other than law enforcement personnel or persons or entities as designated by law enforcement personnel; require the department to incorporate environmentally sound practices for the disposal of controlled substances; permit the department to use disposal methods such as incineration or the use of reverse distributors; require the department to coordinate with local and state law enforcement agencies, local health departments, local governments, health facilities, pharmacists, health care providers, and other agencies, facilities, departments, or entities deemed appropriate by the department to establish and maintain the pilot program; require the department to request any necessary waivers of federal law or regulations; permit the department to accept any grant or award of funds from federal or private sources to implement the pilot program; require the department to promulgate administrative regulations; require the department to provide a report on the pilot program by July 1, 2011, and quarterly thereafter to the Legislative Research Commission, the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare, the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary, the Office of Drug Control Policy, the secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, the commissioner of the Department for Public Health, and the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

     Feb 22-introduced in Senate
     Feb 24-to Judiciary (S)

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