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§ 15-608. Regulations

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

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 15. Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Prescription Drug Repository Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2011
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-608
§ 15-608. Regulations
In general
(a) On or before January 1, 2007, and in consideration of the recommendations of the Task Force on the Establishment of a Prescription Drug Repository Program, the Board shall adopt regulations governing the Program.
Scope of regulations
(b) The regulations shall include:
(1) Categories of drugs that a repository will not accept, including a statement as to why the drug is ineligible for donation;
(2) A standard form each donor must sign stating that the donor is the owner of the drugs and intends to voluntarily donate them to the Program;
(3) Requirements for designation of drop-off sites to accept donated prescription drugs and medical supplies under the Program;
(4) Requirements for designation of repositories to dispense or dispose of donated prescription drugs and medical supplies under the Program;
(5) Standards and procedures for accepting, safely storing, dispensing, shipping, and disposing of donated prescription drugs and medical supplies;
(6) Standards and procedures for inspecting donated prescription drugs and medical supplies intended for dispensing to determine that:
(i) The original packaging is:
1. Sealed and tamper-evident; and
2. In the case of prescription drugs, in the undisturbed single unit dose packaging; and
(ii) The prescription drugs and medical supplies are unadulterated, safe, and suitable for dispensing;
(7) A standard form for health care practitioners to submit to a repository to indicate a patient's need for the Program;
(8) A standard form that an individual receiving a prescription drug or medical supply from the Program must sign before receiving the drug or supply to confirm that the individual understands that:
(i) The individual is receiving prescription drugs or medical supplies that have been donated to the Program; and
(ii) Entities involved in the Program have certain immunity from liability;
(9) Record keeping and reporting requirements for a repository; and
(10) Any other standards and procedures the Board considers appropriate.


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, § 15-608, MD HEALTH GEN § 15-608
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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