HB2892 HH&HR AMT 2/21

    The Committee on Health and Human Resources moves to amend the bill, beginning on page one, by striking out the title of the bill in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new title, to read as follows:

A BILL to amend and reenact §60A-9-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting specific law enforcement officials access to certain confidential pharmaceutical information to identify unusual prescription drug behavior; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy to issue periodic reports to certain law-enforcement officials and prescribers that identify abnormal prescription practices; establishing an advisory committee to recommend the parameters of abnormal prescribing patterns and to recommend other actions that could reduce the amount of misuse of prescription drugs; establishing a felony offense for misusing information from the controlled substance database; requiring the Board of Pharmacy to implement a real-time data base when available and when resources permit; requiring a report to the Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Resource Accountability and granting rulemaking authority.