Honorable Jane Nelson, Chair, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB316 by Uresti (Relating to continuing education for pharmacists regarding drug abuse and opioid drugs and an interim study regarding opioid abuse.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The bill would amend the Occupations Code to require the Board of Pharmacy to develop a continuing education program regarding opioid drug abuse and the delivery, dispensing, and provision of tamper-resistant opioid drugs after considering the input from interested persons and may by rule to require a license holder to satisfy continuing education requirements through attendance of these programs. The bill would also require the standing committee of the Senate that has primary jurisdiction over health and human services to conduct an interim study regarding opioid abuse and the provision of tamper-resistant opioids.
Based on information provided by the Board of Pharmacy, it is assumed that duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished utilizing existing resources.
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