10.34.32.02

.02 Definitions.

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

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Board" means the State Board of Pharmacy.

(2) "Pharmacist" means an individual who practices pharmacy regardless of the location where the activities of practice are performed.

(3) "Pharmacy" means an establishment holding a permit under Health Occupations Article, §12-401, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4) "Pharmacy permit holder" means a person authorized by the Board to operate a pharmacy while the pharmacy permit is effective.

(5) "Pharmacy Experiential Program" means a program under the American Council on Pharmacy Education.

(6) Practice Pharmacy.

(a) "Practice pharmacy" means to engage in any of the following activities:

(i) Providing pharmaceutical care;

(ii) Compounding, dispensing, or distributing prescription drugs or devices;

(iii) Compounding or dispensing nonprescription drugs or devices;

(iv) Monitoring prescriptions and nonprescription drugs or devices;

(v) Providing information, explanation, or recommendations to patients and health care practitioners about the safe and effective use of prescription or nonprescription drugs or devices;

(vi) Identifying and appraising problems concerning the use or monitoring of therapy with drugs or devices;

(vii) Acting within the parameters of a therapy management contract, as provided under Health Occupations Article, Subtitle 6A, Annotated Code of Maryland; or

(viii) Administering vaccinations in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §12-508, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(b) "Practice pharmacy" does not include the operations of a person who holds a permit issued under Health Occupations Article, §12-602, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(7) “Primary care provider” means a health care practitioner who provides an individual’s primary care services and is the primary coordinator of health care services for the individual.

(8) “Vaccination” means a vaccination:

(a) That is listed in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Recommended Immunization Adult Schedule authorized by Health Occupations Article, §12-508, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(b) Recommended in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health Information for International Travel authorized by Health Occupations Article, §12-508, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(c) Recommended for individuals between 11 years old and 18 years old in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons aged 0 through 18 years old; or

(d) An influenza vaccination authorized by Health Occupations Article, §12-508, Annotated Code of Maryland.

(9) “Vaccine information statement” means the information sheet, produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that explains both the benefits and risks of a specific vaccine to the vaccine recipient, their parent, or their legal representative.