SB 1329 (Simitian, 2011-12) Prescription Drug Collection and Distribution

SB 1329 improves county programs for the collection and distribution of surplus pharmaceuticals by allowing additional health and care facilities to participate.

Position and Status
CAW supports.

SB 1329 passed the Assembly on 8/23 and was concurred in the Senate on 8/30. It was chaptered on 9/28.

Description. SB 1329 expands the allowed participants in county programs to donate and distribute unused surplus pharmaceuticals for redistribution to those in need of financial assistance. It authorizes the creation of these programs by either the county board of supervisors or a public health official. It also allows for the transfer of medications to another pharmacy or clinic.

CAW Staff Contacts.
Sue Vang (916) 443-5422


Senator Joe Simitian 
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814

Current Language, Analyses and Votes.


Supporting Initiatives for Redistribution of Unused Medication (Sponsor) 
Aegis of Corte Madera
American Cancer Society
Bethesda Home
California Assisted Living Association
California Assisted Living Association
California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF)
California Medical Association (CMA)
California State Association of Counties
Californians Against Waste
Children's Recovery Center of Northern California
Community Care on Palm
Golden Age Convalescent Hospital
Golden Empire Convalescent Hospital
Marin Community Clinics
Marlinda Imperial Convalescent Hospital
National Federation of Independent Business
San Francisco Towers
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Sierra Club California
Stonebrook Healthcare Center
Wind Chime of Marin