2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 2 - County Government
Chapter 15 - Officers
Subchapter 3 - County Coroners
§ 14-15-306 - Disposition of prescription medication.

AR Code § 14-15-306 (2014) What's This?

(a) A coroner may collect and secure any prescription medication of the decedent to ensure that the medication does not come into the possession of a person who might use the medication in an illegal or harmful manner.

(b) Collected medication shall be disposed of under circuit court order or shall be forwarded to the Department of Health within thirty (30) days for proper destruction under ยง 20-64-214.

(c) This section shall not apply to any prescription medication in the custody or possession of an institutional health care provider or attending hospice nurse that is subject to other laws and regulations governing the destruction or disposition of patient or resident medication.

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