.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Board" means the Board of Dental Examiners, the Board of Physicians, or the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.

(2) Final Check.

(a) “Final check” means the verification of the accuracy and completeness of a filled prescription order by the permit holder before the drug is dispensed to the patient.

(b) “Final check” includes the assumption of responsibility for the filled prescription, including verifying the:

(i) Appropriateness of the dose;

(ii) Accurate expiration date;

(iii) Accuracy of the drug dispensed;

(iv) Strength of the drug dispensed;

(v) Labeling that complies with Health Occupations Article, §12-505, Annotated Code of Maryland; and

(vi) Appropriateness of the container in which the drug is dispensed, including child-proof containers where applicable.

(3) "Licensee" means the dentist, physician, or podiatrist who is licensed by the appropriate Board to practice in Maryland.

(4) “Personally preparing and dispensing” means the licensed dentist, physician, or podiatrist:

(a) Is physically present on the premises where the prescription is filled; and

(b) Performs a final check of the prescription before it is dispensed to the patient.

(5) "Public interest" means the dispensing of prescription drugs by a licensee to a patient when a pharmacy is not conveniently available to the patient.