LD 171 LR 93(03)
An Act To Facilitate the Licensing of International Mail Order Prescription Pharmacies by the Maine Board of Pharmacy
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential future biennium cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Additional costs to the Board of Pharmacy within the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, to direct residents of the State that request information on the safe importation of prescription drugs through internet pharmacies to organizations that provide information on how to reduce prescription drug costs and ensure the safety of prescription drugs can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.  However, the Board of Pharmacy will incur additional costs to establish the required standards and reciprocal license agreements if the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services provides the required certification to Congress.  The impact to the board and the ability of the board to absorb the costs within existing resources can not be determined at this time.