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 as defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code and all of the following apply:

(1) The site is licensed as a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs pursuant to Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code, unless exempted pursuant to section 4729.541 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, disposal 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 or, if not a pharmacy, all of the following apply:

(1) The site is licensed as a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs pursuant to Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code, unless exempted pursuant to section 4729.541 of the Revised Code or a waiver is granted by the board.

(2) There is clear and convincing evidence that delivery of a 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.

(3) 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.

(4) An appropriate recordkeeping system is in place that will provide accountability for proper receipt, delivery, disposal and return of all prescription medications. Unless donated to a drug repository program pursuant to section 3715.87 of the Revised Code, a dangerous drug that is not distributed to a patient shall either:

(a) Be returned to the dispensing pharmacy for disposal; or

(b) If the pick-up station is licensed a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs, be disposed of in accordance with rule 4729-9-17 or 4729-9-06 of the Administrative Code.

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

(C) The state board of pharmacy may restrict a site from acting as a pick-up station if it has clear and convincing evidence that the activities of the pick-up station present the following:

(1) Danger to public health or safety; or

(2) Danger to the patient.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4729-5-10

Effective: 2/19/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/06/2019
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, 1/1/09, 02/01/2015, 11/19/2015