SB 382

85(R) - 2017
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Konni Burton

Bill Caption

Relating to donation of unused prescription drugs; authorizing a fee.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 382 would amend the Health and Safety Code to allow an individual to donate unused prescription drugs to a participating health care provider for dispensation The executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission would adopt standards and procedures for the accepting, inspecting, and dispensing of drugs. A provider would be authorized to charge a fee of up to $20 to cover the costs of inspecting, storing, labeling, and dispensing the donated prescription drug.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our limited government principle by allowing a donation program for unused prescription drugs to be donated and redistributed - something which the law does not currently allow. We support SB 382.

Organizations Supporting

Travis County Commissioners Court

Organizations Opposed

Texas Pharmacy Business Council