4729-6-03 Requirements for approved treatment providers.

(A) An approved treatment provider, as defined in rule 4729-6-01 of the Administrative Code, shall meet or exceed the following requirements:

(1) Certification by the Ohio department of mental health and addiction services pursuant to Chapter 5119. of the Revised Code;

(2) Accreditation by the appropriate accrediting agency(s); and

(3) Have certified personnel including but not limited to intervenor, treatment assessor, and responsible person as defined in rule 4729-6-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) An intervenor associated with an approved treatment provider shall:

(1) Respond to information from concerned individuals;

(2) Ascertain validity of the information received;

(3) Assess the situation and, if the pharmacist is showing evidence of impairment, the intervenor shall refer the individual for evaluation;

(4) If the pharmacist fails to comply within one week to a referral for evaluation, the intervenor must report the name of the pharmacist to the board of pharmacy within one working day.

(C) A treatment assessor associated with an approved treatment provider shall evaluate a pharmacist referred to the approved treatment provider to determine if the pharmacist has a substance abuse/chemical dependency related impairment.

(D) If such an impairment exists, the approved treatment program shall formulate the pharmacist's individualized treatment plan as defined in rule 4729-6-01 of the Administrative Code. The specific requirements shall be determined by an assessment of psychological, physical, developmental, family, social, environmental, recreational, and professional needs. The individualized treatment plan shall be part of a treatment contract which the impaired pharmacist must sign. If the impaired pharmacist fails to sign the treatment contract and enter treatment within forty-eight hours of the determination that the pharmacist needs treatment, the approved treatment provider must report the name of the pharmacist to the board of pharmacy within one working day.

(E) The responsible person for the approved treatment provider shall:

(1) Establish a system of records that will provide for complete information about an impaired pharmacist from intervention through the rehabilitation stage;

(2) Establish treatment contracts meeting the requirements of this chapter and a system of follow up to determine compliance by the impaired pharmacist with the treatment contract;

(3) Assure confidentiality of the impaired pharmacist, except:

(a) If the pharmacist fails to comply within one week to a referral for evaluation;

(b) If the impaired pharmacist fails to sign the contract and enter treatment within forty-eight hours of the determination that the pharmacist needs treatment;

(c) If the impaired pharmacist does not suspend practice on entering treatment;

(d) If the impaired pharmacist does not comply with the terms of the treatment contract;

(e) If the impaired pharmacist resumes practice before the approved treatment provider has made a clear determination that the pharmacist is capable of practicing;

(f) If the impaired pharmacist suffers a relapse at any time during or following rehabilitation.

(4) Notify the state board of pharmacy within one working day if the pharmacist violates any portion of this rule.

Effective: 08/22/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/15/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3719.28 , 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 3719.121 , 4729.18
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/92, 2/1/02, 4/27/07