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§ 15-605. Board approval of repository

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: October 1, 2011

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health--General
Title 15. Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Prescription Drug Repository Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2011
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-605
§ 15-605. Board approval of repository
Approval
(a) The Board may approve Medbank of Maryland, Inc., or another licensed pharmacy, to be a repository.
Duties of repository
(b) Consistent with its approval by the Board, a repository shall:
(1) Accept only donated prescription drugs and medical supplies forwarded by designated drop-off sites;
(2) Inspect all donated prescription drugs and medical supplies;
(3) Accept for dispensing to needy individuals only those donated prescription drugs and medical supplies that meet the requirements of § 15-603 of this subtitle;
(4) Dispose of donated prescription drugs and medical supplies not accepted for dispensing to needy individuals in accordance with State and federal law;
(5) Maintain a separate inventory of donated prescription drugs and medical supplies;
(6) Store donated prescription drugs and medical supplies in a secure location used exclusively for the Program;
(7) Maintain separate prescription files for patients receiving donated prescription drugs and medical supplies; and
(8) Obliterate from the labels of donated prescription drugs and medical supplies any information specific to the patient for whom the donated prescription drugs and medical supplies were originally dispensed.
Dispensing of donated drugs
(c) A repository shall dispense donated prescription drugs and medical supplies only:
(1) To an individual who meets the requirements of § 15-606 of this subtitle;
(2) On a new prescription, in the case of a prescription drug or medical supply that requires a prescription; and
(3) In accordance with State and federal laws pertaining to:
(i) Storage, distribution, and dispensing of prescription drugs; and
(ii) Confidentiality of patient information.
Fees, use of mail
(d) A repository may:
(1) Charge a fee, not to exceed $10, for each prescription drug or medical supply dispensed; and
(2) Dispense a donated prescription drug or medical supply by mail, provided that the repository informs the patient that a delay may be entailed.
Restrictions
(e) A repository may not establish or maintain a waiting list for any prescription drug or medical supply dispensed by the Program.
Disposal of prescription drugs and medical supplies
(f) A pharmacy may accept prescription drugs and medical supplies taken to the pharmacy for disposal only if the pharmacy is approved by the Board as a repository for this purpose.
Drop-off sites or disposal programs
(g) The Program may not require a private entity to establish, operate, or fund a drop-off site or disposal program.

Credits

Added by Acts 2006, c. 287, § 1, eff. July 1, 2006. Amended by Acts 2011, c. 546, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 547, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011.
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-605, MD HEALTH GEN § 15-605
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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