This bill concerns the safe storage and disposal of certain prescription drugs, illegal drugs, cannabis, and cannabis products. It makes several changes to current law.

First, it requires pharmacies to post a sign notifying consumers that they can visit the Department of Consumer Protection's website for information on safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs.

Second, starting on January 1, 2024, pharmacies must affix a fluorescent orange sticker or label to each container or packaging in which an opioid drug or controlled substance is sold or dispensed. The sticker must say "DANGER TO CHILDREN, KEEP OUT OF REACH."

Third, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection must adopt regulations by July 1, 2024, to provide guidance for pharmacies on the size and font size of the stickers or labels.

Lastly, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in collaboration with substance use disorder treatment providers and organizations serving individuals experiencing homelessness, must develop and administer a public awareness campaign on safe storage and disposal of drugs, the dangers to children, and tactics to reduce harm to children. The campaign must be delivered statewide to individuals receiving treatment for substance use disorders and experiencing homelessness and must continue until June 30, 2026.

Statutes affected:
Raised Bill: 20-636
KID Joint Favorable Substitute: 20-636
File No. 75: 20-636
File No. 812: 20-636
Public Act No. 23-100: 20-636