(A) Any person, including a pharmacy, drug manufacturer, or health care facility, or any government entity may donate or give prescription drugs to the drug repository program. The drugs must be donated or given at a pharmacy, hospital, or nonprofit clinic that elects to participate in the drug repository program and meets criteria for participation in the program established in rules adopted by the state board of pharmacy under section 3715.873 of the Revised Code. Participation in the program by pharmacies, hospitals, and nonprofit clinics is voluntary. Nothing in this or any other section of the Revised Code requires a pharmacy, hospital, or nonprofit clinic to participate in the program.
(B) A pharmacy, hospital, or nonprofit clinic eligible to participate in the program shall dispense drugs donated or given under this section to individuals who are residents of this state and meet the eligibility standards established in rules adopted by the board under section 3715.873 of the Revised Code or to other government entities and nonprofit private entities to be dispensed to individuals who meet the eligibility standards. A drug may be dispensed only pursuant to a prescription issued by a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs, as defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code. A pharmacy, hospital, or nonprofit clinic that accepts donated or given drugs shall comply with all applicable federal laws and laws of this state dealing with storage and distribution of dangerous drugs and shall, in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to section 3715.873 of the Revised Code, inspect all drugs prior to dispensing them to determine that they are not adulterated. The pharmacy, hospital, or nonprofit clinic may charge individuals receiving donated or given drugs a handling fee established in accordance with rules adopted by the board under section 3715.873 of the Revised Code. Drugs donated or given to the repository may not be resold.
Cite as R.C. § 3715.871
History. Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 04-07-2004; 2007 SB33 08-22-2007