HOUSE BILL 357
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Joseph L. Sanchez
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE; ENACTING A NEW SECTION OF THE PHARMACY ACT TO ESTABLISH THAT LICENSED REGISTERED NURSES AND LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES EMPLOYED AT METHADONE AND BUPRENORPHINE TREATMENT SERVICES MAY SUPPLY METHADONE AND BUPRENORPHINE FOR TAKE-HOME PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of the Pharmacy Act is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] METHADONE TREATMENT SERVICE-- BUPRENORPHINE TREATMENT SERVICE--TAKE-HOME SERVICE.--
A. A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse employed by a methadone or buprenorphine treatment service may supply methadone or buprenorphine for take-home purposes to a client of the methadone or buprenorphine treatment service; provided that the container is labeled in a manner that conforms to board of pharmacy rules.
B. Supplying methadone or buprenorphine shall not be considered dispensing."
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