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Rule 4729:6-3-01 | Disposal of controlled substances.


(A) As used in this rule:

"Non-retrievable" means the condition or state to which a controlled substance shall be rendered following a process that permanently alters that controlled substance's physical or chemical condition or state through irreversible means and thereby renders the dangerous drugs which are controlled substances unavailable and unusable for all practical purposes. The process to achieve a non-retrievable condition or state may be unique to a substance's chemical or physical properties. A dangerous drug which is a controlled substance is considered non-retrievable when it cannot be transformed to a physical or chemical condition or state as a controlled substance or controlled substance analogue. The purpose of destruction is to render the controlled substance(s) to a non-retrievable state and thus prevent diversion of any such substance to illicit purposes.

(B) A person licensed in accordance with section 4729.52 of the Revised Code or this division of the Administrative Code shall dispose of controlled substance dangerous drugs in accordance with 21 C.F.R. 1317 (1/1/2016). The method of destruction must render the controlled substances to a state of non-retrievable. Records of controlled substance destruction that are required pursuant to 21 C.F.R. 1304 (1/1/2016) shall be maintained for a minimum of three years and made readily retrievable to the board of pharmacy upon request.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3719.28, 4729.26
Amplifies: 3719.07, 4729.52
Five Year Review Date: 4/1/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/1976, 7/1/1993, 2/1/1998, 3/1/1999, 4/27/2007, 10/27/2011, 2/1/2017