2017 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 33 - Controlled Substances
Title 4 - Dispensing to Ultimate Users
3343-B - Safe Disposal of Unused Controlled Substances.

3343-b. Safe disposal of unused controlled substances. 1. The department shall oversee a program for the safe disposal of unused controlled substances by consumers in accordance with federal law. Individual members of the public shall be authorized to voluntarily surrender controlled substances listed on schedule II, III, IV or V of section thirty-three hundred six of this article in a secure manner, without identifying themselves. Safe disposal methods shall be publicized consistent with the prescription pain medication awareness program established pursuant to section thirty-three hundred nine-a of this article.

2. The surrender of a controlled substance pursuant to this section shall not constitute the possession, transfer or sale of such controlled substance for purposes of this article or the penal law.

3. Disposal sites shall be operated by law enforcement agencies, pharmacies and other Federal Drug Enforcement Administration authorized collectors on a voluntary basis. Nothing in this section shall require any political subdivision of the state to participate in the program established in this section.


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