4729-5-10 Prescription pick-up station.

(A) No pharmacist shall accept prescriptions obtained from a place which offers, in any manner, its services as a "pick-up station" or intermediary for the purpose of having prescriptions filled unless such place is a pharmacy is defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code, has received board approval to function in such a manner, and all of the following apply:

(1) The site is appropriately licensed pursuant to Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code;

(2) The receipt, storage, control, and distribution of prescriptions are in the full and actual charge of a pharmacist licensed pursuant to Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code;

(3) An appropriate recordkeeping system is in place that will provide accountability for proper receipt, delivery, and return of all prescriptions;

(4) There is a documented method in place to ensure compliance with rule 4729-5-22 of the Administrative Code.

(B) No pharmacist shall dispense dangerous drugs to a place which offers, in any manner, its services as a "pick-up station" or intermediary for the purpose of having prescriptions filled or delivered unless such place is a pharmacy as defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code, has received board approval to function in such a manner, and paragraphs (B)(1) to (B)(4) of this rule apply or, if not a pharmacy, unless all of the following apply:

(1) The site is appropriately licensed pursuant to Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code.

(2) The receipt, storage, control, and distribution of prescriptions or drugs are in the full and actual charge of a health care professional licensed pursuant to Chapter 4715., 4723., 4729., 4730., 4731., or 4741. of the Revised Code.

(3) An appropriate recordkeeping system is in place that will provide accountability for proper receipt, delivery, and return of all prescription medications.

(4) There is a documented method in place to ensure compliance with rule 4729-5-22 of the Administrative Code.

(5) The state board of pharmacy has approved the site for such activity due to clear and convincing evidence that delivery of prescription medication directly to the patient would result in:

(a) Danger to public health or safety, or

(b) Danger to the patient without increased involvement by a health care professional in the patient's drug therapy.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/17/2014 and 03/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 4729.27 , 4729.28
Prior Effective Dates: 7/25/1961, 3/19/1987, 7/1/1994, 2/15/1995, 3/1/1999, 3/31/2000, 10/19/2007