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Relating to prescribing and dispensing controlled substances and monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; authorizing a fee; providing for administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses.
HB 3284 would require a prescriber or dispenser of a controlled substance to use the electronic prescription record and prohibit using a written, oral, or telephonically communicated prescription unless the prescription is issued under selected circumstances. Additionally, the bill would establish requirements for waivers, create an advisory committee to make recommendations regarding information submitted to the state, as well as other requirements regarding the use of electronic prescriptions.
The bill would also authorize the Texas State Board of Pharmacies to establish an advisory committee to address data concerns. Furthermore, the bill establishes an administrative penalty and create a criminal offense for violations. These offenses would include a Class A misdemeanor if an individual failed to disclose certain information relating to prescription medication.