[USC03] 21 USC 822a: Prescription drug take back expansion
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21 USC 822a: Prescription drug take back expansion Text contains those laws in effect on October 23, 2018 Pending Updates: Pub L. 115-271 (10/24/2018) [View Details]
From Title 21-FOOD AND DRUGSCHAPTER 13-DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROLSUBCHAPTER I-CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENTPart C-Registration of Manufacturers, Distributors, and Dispensers of Controlled Substances

§822a. Prescription drug take back expansion

(a) Definition of covered entity

In this section, the term "covered entity" means-

(1) a State, local, or tribal law enforcement agency;

(2) a manufacturer, distributor, or reverse distributor of prescription medications;

(3) a retail pharmacy;

(4) a registered narcotic treatment program;

(5) a hospital or clinic with an onsite pharmacy;

(6) an eligible long-term care facility; or

(7) any other entity authorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration to dispose of prescription medications.

(b) Program authorized

The Attorney General, in coordination with the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, shall coordinate with covered entities in expanding or making available disposal sites for unwanted prescription medications.

( Pub. L. 114–198, title II, §203, July 22, 2016, 130 Stat. 717 .)


Section was enacted as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, and not as part of the Controlled Substances Act which comprises this subchapter.