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SB-1014 Pharmaceutical waste: home generated: collection.(2013-2014)



SECTION 1.

 Section 4027.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4027.5.
 “Home-generated pharmaceutical waste” means a prescription or over-the-counter human or veterinary home-generated pharmaceutical drug, as defined in Section 4022 or 4025.1, that is a waste generated by a household or households. “Home-generated pharmaceutical waste” shall not include waste generated by a business, corporation, limited partnership, or an entity involved in a wholesale transaction between a distributor and retailer.

SEC. 2.

 Section 4108 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4108.
 (a) Within 18 months of the enactment of federal regulations regarding the collection of unwanted or expired controlled substances from the public, the board, in consultation with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and the State Department of Public Health, shall adopt regulations to implement California drug takeback programs for the collection and destruction of home-generated pharmaceutical waste.
(b) The regulations promulgated pursuant to this section shall require a participant in a program to take all of the following actions:
(1) Provide, at no additional cost to the consumer, for the safe take back and proper disposal of home-generated pharmaceutical waste.
(2) Ensure the protection of the public health and safety, the environment, and the health and safety of consumers and employees.
(3) Report annually to the board and the State Department of Public Health for purposes of evaluating the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of the implemented program on an annual basis. The report shall contain both qualitative and quantitative measures, as determined by the board and the State Department of Public Health.
(4) Protect against the potential for the diversion of home-generated pharmaceutical waste included in a program for unlawful use or sale.
(c) The regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall only apply to licensees of the board.