3701-42-10 Pharmacy vendor authorization.

(A) To apply for a contract, a pharmacy applicant shall complete an application packet on forms prescribed by the director. The director shall determine a pharmacy applicant to be authorized by entering into a contract with the pharmacy applicant that meets the criteria set forth in rule 3701-42-03 of the Administrative Code, as applicable, to provide prescribed infant formula to participants. The contract shall be for a term of no more than three years. Unless otherwise provided in this rule, the contract beginning date shall be consistent with the dates set forth in paragraph (C) of rule 3701-42-03 of the Administrative Code.

(B) A pharmacy applicant is not required to have food assistance program authorization.

(C) A pharmacy shall only provide prescribed infant formula in exchange for the benefits on the WIC nutrition card unless the director determines it is in the best interest of the program to permit the location to also provide contract formula. The prescribed formula must be provided to the participant within twenty-four hours of request.

(D) A pharmacy shall comply with the requirements of rules 3701-42-04, 3701-42-06, and 3701-42-07 of the Administrative Code, where applicable.

(E) The director shall sanction a pharmacy that abuses the WIC program in accordance with rule 3701-42-08 of the Administrative Code.

(F) A pharmacy or pharmacy applicant subject to an adverse action under rule 3701-42-08 of the Administrative Code shall have the right to an administrative or abbreviated review in accordance with rule 3701-42-09 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Effective: 9/16/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/15/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.132
Rule Amplifies: 3701.132