Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that a person may not sell, redistribute, or otherwise dispense any prescription drug that has previously been sold, distributed, or otherwise dispensed and has been returned to a pharmacy. Provides that a person who violates this provision is subject to an injunction and criminal penalties as provided in the Act. Requires the Department of Public Health to establish and administer a program under which a local law enforcement authority or local public health office shall (i) take possession of prescription drugs that have been returned to a pharmacy and (ii) properly dispose of those drugs according to standards adopted by the Department.
Fiscal Note (Department of Public Health)
No revenue generating language is contained in the proposed bill and the Illinois Department of Public Health does not have sufficient staffing or fiscal resources to implement the proposed provisions at this time. The estimated fiscal impact to the Illinois Department of Public Health for full year implementation of House Bill 246 as introduced is approximately $63,307.