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 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.

(5) The following documentation is submitted in a manner prescribed by the board:

(a) If the pharmacy shipper and receiver are not within the same corporation, then the pick-up station must complete the "pick-up station request form 1-1" available on www.pharmacy.ohio.gov; or

(b) If the shipper and receiver are within the same corporation, then the pick-up station must complete the "pick-up station request form 1-many" available on www.pharmacy.ohio.gov.

(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 appropriately licensed pursuant to Chapter 4729. of the Revised Code.

(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, and return of all prescription medications.

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

(6) The following documentation is submitted in a manner prescribed by the board:

(a) If the pharmacy shipper and receiver are not within the same corporation, then the pick-up station must complete the "pick-up station request form 1-1" available on www.pharmacy.ohio.gov; or

(b) If the shipper and receiver are within the same corporation, then the pick-up station must complete the "pick-up station request form 1-many" available on www.pharmacy.ohio.gov.

(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 .

Effective: 02/01/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/06/2014 and 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