PA 09-150—SB 325

General Law Committee

Public Health Committee

Government Administration and Elections Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING PHARMACY ERRORS AND PHARMACY COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

SUMMARY: This act allows the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), the Pharmacy Commission, and the Department of Public Health to publicly disclose information that identifies individuals or institutions when it relates to a proceeding in which the commission has voted to formally discipline a licensed pharmacist or pharmacy for an error in dispensing medication. Prior law allowed disclosure only of proceedings that considered questions of licensure or the right to practice. The act does not affect the ability of the DCP commissioner, in the interest of public health, to disclose information gained through the inspection of pharmacies and outlets permitted to sell nonlegend (over-the-counter) drugs.

The act also requires the Pharmacy Commission to make records of its proceedings available to the public upon request. The records must include the name and license number of any pharmacy or pharmacist against whom the commission has recommended formal disciplinary action.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2009

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