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10.34.16.00.htm 10.34.16.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 34 BOARD OF PHARMACY Chapter 16 Portable Drug Kits for Licensed Home Health Agencies, Hospices, and Home Infusion Providers Licensed as Residential Services Agencies Authority: Health Occupations Article, §12-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.34.16.01.htm 10.34.16.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Committee" means, in this chapter, a joint committee of representatives from the Board of Pharmacy and the Board of Nursing.2) "Portable drug kit" means a container comprising prescription drugs and other emergency medical supplies or drugs for use in licensed home health and licensed hospice settings, and by home infusion providers licensed as residential services agencies.
10.34.16.02.htm 10.34.16.02. 02 Requirements for Prescription Protocol.. Before distributing a portable drug kit, the pharmacist shall ensure that the prescription protocol includes:A. The name, strength, and quantity of a drug to be included in the portable drug kit;. B. The name of the receiving agency or designated agent;. C. The directions for use;. D. Conditions for use;. E. Contraindications for use; and. F. The signature, printed name, and telephone number of the physician authorizing the kit..
10.34.16.03.htm 10.34.16.03. 03 Records.. A pharmacist shall:. A. File the prescription protocol in a readily retrievable manner;. B. Document the:. 1) Date of distribution of the portable drug kit,. 2) Name of the person or agency to whom the kit is delivered, and. 3) Date of delivery for each kit distributed;. C. File an administration record for all drugs administered from a kit upon return of the kit to theD. Notify the Board of Pharmacy before distributing portable drug kits under this chapter..
10.34.16.04.htm 10.34.16.04. 04 Requirements of the Portable Drug Kit.. A. The pharmacist shall ensure that the portable drug kit:. 1) Is sealed with a tamper evident tag or other means for detecting entry to the kit;. 2) Displays on the outside of the kit:. a) A serial number unique to the kit;. b) An expiration date which reflects the earliest expiration date of any item contained in the kit;. c) The contents of the kit;. d) That the contents are or are not sterile;. e) The legend "To be retu
10.34.16.05.htm 10.34.16.05. 05 Contents of Portable Drug Kit.. The committee shall review annually the approved prescription drugs and nonprescription items to ensure that the contents of a portable drug kit are appropriate.
10.34.16.06.htm 10.34.16.06. 06 Distribution of Portable Drug Kits.. Portable drug kits may only be distributed to licensed health care providers who are authorized by law to administer the contents of a portable drug kit.
10.34.16.9999.htm 10.34.16.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 6, 1999 (26:18 Md. R. 1376). Regulations .01―04 amended effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 690). Regulations .05 and.06 adopted effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 690).
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