Section 4729.86 | Applicable additional provisions regarding drug database.
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:
(A)(1) No person identified in divisions (A)(1) to (12) 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.
(C)(1) Except as provided in division (C)(2) of this section, after providing notice and affording an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, 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)(13) 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;
(d) The person creates, by clear and convincing evidence, a threat to the security of information contained in the database.
(2) If the board determines that allegations regarding a person's actions warrant restricting the person from obtaining further information from the drug database without a prior hearing, the board may summarily impose the restriction. A telephone conference call may be used for reviewing the allegations and taking a vote on the summary restriction. The summary restriction shall remain in effect, unless removed by the board, until the board's final adjudication order becomes effective.
(3) The board shall determine the extent to which the person is restricted from obtaining further information from the database.
Available Versions of this Section
- September 15, 2014 – House Bill 483, 130th General Assembly [ View September 15, 2014 Version ]
- September 29, 2015 – House Bill 64, 131st General Assembly [ View September 29, 2015 Version ]
- September 8, 2016 – House Bill 523, 131st General Assembly [ View September 8, 2016 Version ]
- September 29, 2017 – Amended by House Bill 49, 132nd General Assembly [ View September 29, 2017 Version ]
- October 17, 2019 – Amended by House Bill 166, 133rd General Assembly [ View October 17, 2019 Version ]