10.34.25.02

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Delivery" means to send a prescription medication from a pharmacy by the United States Postal Service, common carrier, or delivery system to an address within the State.

(2) Depot.

(a) "Depot" means a location where filled prescriptions are stored before delivery to the intended patient or the intended patient's authorized agent.

(b) "Depot" does not include:

(i) A licensed health care facility;

(ii) A prescriber's office;

(iii) The prescription area of a pharmacy as defined by COMAR 10.34.05.01;

(iv) The United States Postal Service or common carrier's warehouse; or

(v) A multiple family residence.

(3) "Patient" means the individual or companion animal for whom a prescription is written and to whom a prescription medication will be administered.

(4) "Patient profile" means a record of dispensing activity maintained by a pharmacist for a specific patient.

(5) "Residence" means the street address at which a patient resides.

(6) "Storage" means the maintenance of a supply of medication before receipt of the medication by the patient or an agent authorized by the patient.