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65-16,105. Same; another agency or private vendor as contractor; maintenance and destruction of records; educational program for pharmacies; annual report. (a) The board is hereby authorized to contract with another agency of this state or with a private vendor, as necessary, to ensure the effective implementation and operation of the methamphetamine precursor recording log. The state agency or private vendor selected shall have the technological capability to receive electronic log data from pharmacies submitted pursuant to K.S.A. 65-16,102, and amendments thereto, and to send real time notification to law enforcement officials. Regardless of the entity selected to manage the program, pharmacies are not required to use any one particular vendor's product to comply with the requirements under K.S.A. 65-16,102, and amendments thereto. Any electronic system implemented by the state shall be capable of bridging with existing and future operational systems used by pharmacies at no cost to such pharmacies. Any contractor shall be bound to comply with the provisions regarding confidentiality of log information in this section, and amendments thereto, and shall be subject to the penalties specified in K.S.A. 65-16,107, and amendments thereto, for unlawful acts.

(b) All information collected for the program database and any records maintained by the board, or by any entity contracting with the board, submitted to, maintained or stored as a part of the database, shall be retained for five years. Such information and records shall then be destroyed unless a law enforcement entity has submitted a written request to the board for retention of specific information or records in accordance with procedures adopted by the board.

(c) The board shall develop and implement a program to educate pharmacies and pharmacy employees about the program for the recording of methamphetamine precursors.

(d) The board shall review the effectiveness of the program for the recording of methamphetamine precursors and submit an annual report to the senate standing committee on public health and welfare and the house standing committee on health and human services.

History: L. 2009, ch. 131, ยง 5; July 1.

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