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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.