HB 184: "An Act exempting veterinarians from the requirements of the controlled substance prescription database."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 184 01 "An Act exempting veterinarians from the requirements of the controlled substance 02 prescription database." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 17.30.200(o) is amended to read: 05 (o) The board shall promptly notify the State Medical Board, the Board of 06 Nursing, the Board of Dental Examiners, and the Board of Examiners in Optometry [, 07 AND THE BOARD OF VETERINARY EXAMINERS] when a practitioner registers 08 with the database under (n) [(o)] of this section. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 17.30.200(s) is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 10 (6) "practitioner" 11 (A) means a physician, dentist, advanced practice registered 12 nurse, optometrist, scientific investigator, or other person licensed, registered, 13 or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, 14 or to administer or use in teaching or chemical analysis a controlled substance
01 in the course of professional practice or research in the state; 02 (B) means a pharmacy, hospital, or other institution licensed, 03 registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with 04 respect to, or to administer a controlled substance in the course of professional 05 practice or research in the state; 06 (C) does not include a veterinarian. 07 * Sec. 3. AS 17.30.200(u) is amended to read: 08 (u) A practitioner or a pharmacist is not required to comply with the 09 requirements of (a) and (b) of this section if 10 (1) the practitioner is a veterinarian licensed under AS 08.98; or 11 (2) a controlled substance is 12 (A) [(1)] administered to a patient at 13 (i) [(A)] a health care facility; or 14 (ii) [(B)] a correctional facility; or 15 (B) [(2)] dispensed to a patient for an outpatient supply of 24 16 hours or less at a hospital 17 (i) [(A)] inpatient pharmacy; or 18 (ii) [(B)] emergency department. 19 * Sec. 4. AS 08.98.050(a)(10) is repealed.