An Act To Ensure Consumer Choice in the Purchase of Prescription Drugs
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, there is ambiguity regarding the ability of Maine consumers to purchase mail order prescription medications from licensed pharmacies located outside the United States; and
Whereas, it is critically important to resolve any such ambiguities as soon as possible; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 32 MRSA §13702-A, sub-§28, as amended by PL 2011, c. 577, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 32 MRSA §13799 is enacted to read:
§ 13799. Consumer choice preserved
Nothing in this chapter may be construed to prohibit:
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill clarifies and affirms the ability of Maine consumers to purchase mail order prescription drugs from licensed pharmacies that are located in certain nations specified under federal law.