.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 by the licensee that the prescription is correct before the prescription is dispensed to the patient.

(b) “Final check” includes the assumption of responsibility for the filled prescription, including, but not limited to:

(i) Appropriateness of the dose;

(ii) Correct expiration date;

(iii) Accuracy of drug, strength, and labeling;

(iv) Verification of ingredients; and

(v) Proper container.

(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.