HBA-JEK, MPM H.B. 667 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 667 By: Maxey Public Health 2/10/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law requires a pharmacy to notify consumers of the telephone number and mailing address of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (state board). House Bill 667 applies the same concept to an Internet pharmacy by requiring the pharmacy's website to link to the state board's website. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 667 amends the Occupations Code to require a pharmacy that maintains a generally accessible Internet site to link its site to the Internet site maintained by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. The bill provides that the link must be on the pharmacy's initial home page, and, if the pharmacy sells drugs through its site, on the page where the sale occurs. EFFECTIVE DATE November 1, 2001.