Legislative Service Commission
Sub. S.B. 53
126th General Assembly
(H. Civil and Commercial Law)
The House Civil and Commercial Law Committee made the following changes to the Senate passed version of the bill:
(1) It removed the prohibition against an employee of a retailer or terminal distributor of dangerous drugs who is under 18 years of age selling, offering to sell, holding for sale, delivering, or providing any pseudoephedrine product to any individual and the exception from the prohibition for employees under 18 who handle the product in a specified employment-related context.
(2) It added the following provision to the exceptions to the prohibitions against the unlawful purchase of a pseudoephedrine product, underage purchase of a pseudoephedrine product, unlawfully selling a pseudoephedrine product, and unlawfully selling a pseudoephedrine product to a minor, if the pseudoephedrine product is dispensed by a pharmacist pursuant to a valid prescription issued by a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs: that the conduct of the pharmacist and the licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs is in accordance with the Controlled Substances Law and existing laws regulating the professions of pharmacists; dentists; clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse-midwives, and certified nurse practitioners certified to prescribe drugs; physicians; or veterinarians. (R.C. 2925.55(B)(1), (C)(1), and (C)(2)(a) and R.C. 2925.56(A)(1) and (B)(2)(a).)
(3) It relocated the sections enacting the new prohibitions relating to transactions in a pseudoephedrine product and the provisions regarding the performance of transaction scans in relation to the sale of pseudoephedrine products in new R.C. 2927.30 to 2927.33 (R.C. Chapter 2927. deals with miscellaneous offenses) to new R.C. 2925.55 to 2925.58 (R.C. Chapter 2925. deals with drug offenses).