4729-8-02 Authorized collectors.

(A) An authorized collector may operate a drug collection receptacle if they meet all of the requirements specified in 21 CFR Part 1300, 21 CFR Part 1301, 21 CFR Part 1304, 21 CFR Part 1305, 21 CFR Part 1307 and 21 CFR Part 1317 (10/09/2014).

(B) If an authorized collector operates a drug collection receptacle for the collection of non-controlled substances only, they shall meet all of the requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) A long-term care facility may dispose of prescription medications, including controlled substances, dangerous drugs, and over-the-counter medications on behalf of an ultimate user who resides, or has resided, at that long-term care facility pursuant to 21 CFR 1317.80.

(D) An authorized collector may operate a mail-back program if they meet all of the requirements specified in 21 CFR Part 1300, 21 CFR Part 1301, 21 CFR Part 1304, 21 CFR Part 1305, 21 CFR Part 1307 and 21 CFR Part 1317 (10/09/2014).

(E) If an authorized collector operates a mail-back program for the collection of non-controlled substances only, they shall meet all of the requirements specified in paragraph (D) of this rule.

(F) An authorized collector shall indicate on a mail-back package or drug collection receptacle that the collection of any of the following is prohibited:

(1) Medical sharps and needles (e.g., insulin syringes), iodine-containing medications, mercury-containing thermometers, radiopharmaceuticals, antineoplastic agents (cancer chemotherapy drugs, cytotoxic drugs), and compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers); and

(2) Schedule I controlled substances.

(G) An authorized collector shall not dispose of their inventory or stock of controlled substances, dangerous drugs or over-the-counter medications in a drug collection receptacle or through a mail-back program.

(H) An authorized collector shall maintain the confidentiality of the ultimate user pursuant to all applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

(I) An authorized collector shall not operate a take-back event as defined in rule 4729-8-01 of the Administrative Code.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4729-8-02

Effective: 3/23/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/23/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4729.26, 4729.69, 3719.28
Rule Amplifies: 4729.01, 4729.51