4729.82 Retention and purging of drug database information.

(A) If the state board of pharmacy establishes a drug database pursuant to section 4729.75 of the Revised Code, the information collected for the database shall be retained in the database and accessible to persons listed in division (A) of section 4729.80 of the Revised Code for at least five years.

(B) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, any information that identifies a patient shall be destroyed after it has been retained for five years unless a law enforcement agency or a government entity responsible for the licensure, regulation, or discipline of licensed health professionals authorized to prescribe drugs has submitted a written request to the board for retention of the information in accordance with rules adopted by the board under section 4729.84 of the Revised Code.

(C) The board may retain information that identifies a patient for a period in excess of five years if the board considers retention of the information necessary to serve an investigatory or public health purpose.

Cite as R.C. § 4729.82

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Renumbered and amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.19, HB 93, §1, eff. 5/20/2011.

Effective Date: 05-18-2005 .