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10.34.04.00.htm 10.34.04.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 34 BOARD OF PHARMACY Chapter 04 Transfer and Outsourcing of Prescriptions and Prescription Orders Authority: Health Occupations Article, §12-205(a)3)ii) Annotated Code of Maryland
10.34.04.01.htm 10.34.04.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs the:. A. Transfer of prescriptions between pharmacies;. B. Filling of prescriptions at one pharmacy pursuant to the request of staff of a second pharmacy; andC. Preparation of medication for stock and investigational use..
10.34.04.02.htm 10.34.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Outsourcing" means the transmitting of a prescription order from a primary pharmacy to a secondary pharmacy that prepares the prescription.2) "Patient specific" means a prescription order prepared and labeled for a specific individual.. 3) "Preparation" means compounding or packaging of medication..
10.34.04.03.htm 10.34.04.03. 03 Permanent Transfer of a Prescription Between Pharmacies.. A pharmacist from a primary pharmacy may permanently transfer a prescription order to a secondary pharmacy to be dispensed to a specific patient if:A. The prescription is lawfully refillable;. B. The prescription is not for a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance noted in Criminal Law Article, Title 5, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland;C. The pharmacist transferring the prescription from the primary pharmacy i
10.34.04.04.htm 10.34.04.04. 04 Refilling of Permanently Transferred Prescriptions.. A. A pharmacist at the primary pharmacy may not refill a prescription that has been permanently transferred to a secondary pharmacy.B. The use of unified prescription records by more than one pharmacy through a computerized prescription database does not constitute a permanent transfer of a prescription order.
10.34.04.05.htm 10.34.04.05. 05 Documentation by the Secondary Pharmacy Receiving a Permanent Prescription Transfer.. The pharmacist at the secondary pharmacy who receives a permanently transferred prescription document is responsible for maintaining documentation in a readily retrievable and identifiable manner which includes:A. That the prescription was transferred from another pharmacy;. B. The name and information identifying the specific location of the primary pharmacy;.
10.34.04.06.htm 10.34.04.06. 06 Outsourcing of a Prescription Order.. A pharmacist from a primary pharmacy may transmit a prescription order to a secondary pharmacy for preparation and final dispensing to a specific patient or for return to the primary pharmacy for final dispensing to a specific patient if:A. The label contains the name, address, and phone number of the primary pharmacy;. B. The patient is informed in writing of the name and address of the secondary pharmacy;. C. The patient is informe
10.34.04.07.htm 10.34.04.07. 07 Documentation by the Secondary Pharmacy when a Prescription Order is Outsourced.. The permit holder at the secondary pharmacy is responsible for maintaining documentation in a readily retrievable and identifiable manner, which includes:A. That the prescription order was transmitted from another pharmacy;. B. The name and information identifying the specific location of the primary pharmacy;. C. The name of the pharmacist who transmitted the prescription to the secon
10.34.04.08.htm 10.34.04.08. 08 Preparation of Stock and Investigational Medications.. A. A pharmacist may provide medication for use as stock medication for a licensed health care facility in accordance with applicable laws, if the pharmacy providing the medication also serves as the primary provider of patient specific medication for the facility.B. A pharmacist may provide medication for use as stock medication for final dispensing or administration by an authorized prescriber who is permitted
10.34.04.09.htm 10.34.04.09. 09 Permit and Quality Assurance.. A. The permit holder of a pharmacy which prepares patient specific prescriptions as a secondary pharmacy such that these prescriptions account for 5 percent or more of the pharmacy's total number of prescriptions filled shall submit to the Board of Pharmacy, for approval by the Board or a designee of the Board, a plan detailing the steps it has taken to ensure the safety and quality of prescriptions filled as a secondary pharmacy.
10.34.04.9999.htm 10.34.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 4, 1979 (6:9 Md. R. 728). Regulation .01 amended effective February 19, 1990 (17:3 Md. R. 298). Regulation .02 amended effective February 19, 1990 (17:3 Md. R. 298). Regulation .03A amended effective February 19, 1990 (17:3 Md. R. 298). Regulations .01―04, Transfer of Prescriptions Between Pharmacies repealed effective June 25, 2001 (28:12 Md. R. 1110)Regulation .01―09 Transfer and Outsourcing of Prescriptions and Prescriptio
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