Vermont passes a bill to help address the opiod addiction crisis. A component of the bill creates an unwanted medication disposal program. The bill, S.243, was signed by the governor on June 8, 2016.
* * * Unused Prescription Drug Disposal Program * * * Sec. 14a. 18 V.S.A. § 4224 is added to read: § 4224. UNUSED PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM The Department of Health shall establish and maintain a statewide unused prescription drug disposal program to provide for the safe disposal of Vermont residents’ unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The program may include establishing secure collection and disposal sites and providing medication envelopes for sending unused prescription drugs to an authorized collection facility for destruction.