ASSEMBLY, No. 69

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

210th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2002 SESSION

 

 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman SAMUEL D. THOMPSON

District 13 (Middlesex and Monmouth)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Blee and D'Amato

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

    Prohibits pharmacists from disclosing certain information concerning prescription purchases for use in commercial solicitations unless authorized by consumers.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

    Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

 

(Sponsorship Updated As Of: 6/14/2002)


An Act concerning pharmacists and supplementing chapter 14 of Title 45 of the Revised Statutes.

 

    Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

    1. a. No pharmacist shall release or disclose the name, address, or telephone number of any individual for whom a prescription drug is dispensed or his agent for use in commercial solicitation without the prior written or electronic consent of that individual.

    b. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit a pharmacist from using the name, address, or telephone number of an individual for whom a prescription drug is dispensed or their legal guardian to communicate health care information to the individual or legal guardian, provided that this information is dispensed in a confidential manner.

 

    2. This act shall take effect on the 90th day following enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

    This bill prohibits a pharmacist from releasing or disclosing the name, address, or telephone number of any individual for whom a prescription drug is dispensed or his agent for use in commercial solicitation without the prior written or electronic consent of that individual. The bill also stipulates that nothing in the bill shall be construed to limit a pharmacist from using the name, address, or telephone number of an individual for whom a prescription drug is dispensed or their legal guardian to communicate health care information to the individual or legal guardian, provided that this information is dispensed in a confidential manner.