Bill Status of SB0116 94th General Assembly
Short Description: UNUSED MEDICINE DISPOSAL ACT
Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
| 1/9/2007||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Unused Medicine Disposal Act. Creates the Unused Medicine Task Force, composed of the Lieutenant Governor, the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Director of Aging, the Director of Public Health, an individual representing pharmacists, and an individual representing a law enforcement agency. Requires the task force to develop a statewide unused medicine pilot plan, to include: (1) an assessment of solutions and programs currently available in private industry; (2) a statewide procedure for unused or expired medicine disposal that may include the use of prepaid mailing envelopes; (3) a method by which units of local government may assist in disposing of unused medicine; (4) a plan for educating residents of Illinois on when and how to dispose of their unused medications; and (5) a budget for implementing the unused medicine pilot plan. Requires the task force to submit the pilot plan to the Governor and the General Assembly by March 31, 2006. Effective immediately.