If the state board of pharmacy establishes and maintains a drug database pursuant to section 4729.75 of the Revised Code, all of the following apply:
(1) No person identified in divisions (A)(1) to (10) or (B) of section 4729.80 of the Revised Code shall disseminate any written or electronic information the person receives from the drug database or otherwise provide another person access to the information that the person receives from the database, except as follows:
(a) When necessary in the investigation or prosecution of a possible or alleged criminal offense;
(b) When a person provides the information to the prescriber or pharmacist for whom the person is approved by the board to serve as a delegate of the prescriber or pharmacist for purposes of requesting and receiving information from the drug database under division (A)(5) or (6) of section 4729.80 of the Revised Code;
(c) When a prescriber or pharmacist provides the information to a person who is approved by the board to serve as such a delegate of the prescriber or pharmacist.
(2) No person shall provide false information to the state board of pharmacy with the intent to obtain or alter information contained in the drug database.
(B) A person shall not use information obtained pursuant to division (A) of section 4729.80 of the Revised Code as evidence in any civil or administrative proceeding.
(1) The board may restrict a person from obtaining further information from the drug database if any of the following is the case:
(a) The person violates division (A)(1), (2), or (3) of this section;
(b) The person is a requestor identified in division (A)(11) of section 4729.80 of the Revised Code and the board determines that the person's actions in another state would have constituted a violation of division (A)(1), (2), or (3) of this section;
(c) The person fails to comply with division (B) of this section, regardless of the jurisdiction in which the failure to comply occurred.
(2) The board shall determine the extent to which the person is restricted from obtaining further information from the database.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.156,SB 301, §1, eff. 3/13/2013.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.19,HB 93, §1, eff. 5/20/2011.