10.13.01.04

.04 Dispensing Requirements.

A. A licensee shall submit an application to the appropriate Board on the form that the Board requires.

B. A licensee may not dispense prescription drugs until a written permit is received from the appropriate Board, except that a written permit is not required in order to dispense starter dosages or samples provided without charge.

C. A licensee shall personally prepare and dispense prescription drugs.

D. A licensee shall dispense prescription drugs only to the patients of the licensee.

E. A licensee shall comply with the labeling requirements set forth in Health Occupations Article, §12-505, Annotated Code of Maryland.

F. A licensee shall comply with the child resistant packaging requirements set forth in Health-General Article, Title 22, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland.

G. A licensee shall comply with drug recalls.

H. A licensee shall record the dispensing of the prescription drug on the patient's chart.

I. A licensee may not have a substantial financial interest in a pharmacy.

J. A licensee shall, except for starter dosages or samples provided without charge, provide the patient with a written prescription.

K. A licensee shall maintain for at least 5 years:

(1) A separate file for Schedule II prescriptions; and

(2) Another file for other prescriptions.

L. A licensee shall maintain biennial inventories of all stocks of controlled substances.

M. A licensee shall dispense prescription drugs to a patient only when the patient determines that a pharmacy is not conveniently available to the patient.

N. In each patient's chart for each patient to whom prescription drugs are dispensed, a licensee shall maintain a single form which:

(1) Indicates that a pharmacy is not conveniently available to the patient;

(2) States that the determination that a pharmacy is not conveniently available was made solely by the patient; and

(3) Is signed and dated by the patient before dispensing prescription drugs to the patient for the first time.

O. A licensee shall display prominently a sign which informs the patient that prescription drugs can be purchased from the permit holder if the patient determines that a pharmacy is not conveniently available to the patient.

P. A licensee may not make any agreement that denies a patient a free choice of pharmacist or pharmacy services.

Q. A licensee shall post a sign conspicuously positioned and readable regarding the process for resolving incorrectly filled prescriptions or includes written information regarding the process with each prescription dispensed.

R. A licensee shall maintain at all times the minimum professional and technical equipment and sanitary appliances that are necessary to prepare and dispense prescriptions properly.