2013 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XXX - OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
Chapter 318 - PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACIES
Section 318:52-c - Sale of Hypodermic Syringe.


NH Rev Stat § 318:52-c (2013) What's This?

    318:52-c Sale of Hypodermic Syringe. –
    I. (a) Hypodermic syringes, needles or any instrument adapted for the administration of drugs by injection shall not be sold except in registered pharmacies. No person shall sell, furnish, or give to any person, under 18 years of age, an instrument commonly known as a hypodermic syringe, hypodermic needle or any instrument adapted for the administration of drugs by injection without the written or oral prescription of a duly licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, or advanced practice registered nurse. Such prescription shall contain the name and address of the patient, the date of the prescription, the description of the instrument prescribed, and the number of instruments prescribed.
       (b) The following conditions shall apply to all purchases of hypodermic syringes or needles:
          (1) Pharmacists shall provide to each purchaser at the time of purchase information regarding the safe disposal of hypodermic syringes or needles, including local disposal locations or a telephone number to call for such information, if appropriate.
          (2) Pharmacists shall also provide purchasers with information on drug addiction treatment, including a local telephone number to get assistance, if appropriate.
       (c) A purchaser shall not be sold more than 10 syringes or needles at any single purchase unless such purchaser has a prescription for a bulk purchase.
       (d) The commissioner of health and human services shall adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, relative to:
          (1) The content, format, and distribution of any materials required under this paragraph.
          (2) [Repealed.]
    II. Public and nonpublic schools, including institutions of higher learning, shall be exempt from the requirement under paragraph I that such needles be sold only in registered pharmacies when the school is purchasing the syringes and needles for use in school science laboratory activities and assignments.

Source. 1971, 135:1. 1973, 453:12. 1981, 484:15. 1989, 34:2. 1992, 102:1. 1994, 333:14. 1999, 213:5. 2000, 176:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2001. 2005, 177:135, eff. July 1, 2005. 2009, 54:5, eff. July 21, 2009. 2012, 171:26, XII, eff. Aug. 10, 2012.


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