May 16, 2002

The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. President:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 676 - Physicians and Pharmacists - Therapy Management Contracts.

This bill permits a physician and a pharmacist to enter into a therapy management contract that specifies treatment protocols that may be used to provide care to a patient.

House Bill 781, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 676.

Parris N. Glendening