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Emergency Rule
LSA Document #18-325(E)


Temporarily amends 856 IAC 1 to add standards and requirements for the operation of remote dispensing facilities. Statutory authority: IC 25-26-13.5-18. Effective 30 days after filing with the Publisher.

SECTION 1. This rule establishes standards and requirements for the operation of remote dispensing facilities, in addition to any requirements set forth in IC 25-26-13.5.

SECTION 2. The following definitions apply throughout this rule:
(1) "Board" means the Indiana board of pharmacy established pursuant to IC 25-26-13-3.
(2) "Remote dispensing facility" has the meaning set forth in IC 25-26-13.5-3.

SECTION 3. (a) An application for licensure as a remote dispensing facility shall be made on a form approved by the board and accompanied by any fees required by SECTION 4 of this emergency rule.

(b) Prior to the issuance of a license, the board shall inspect an applicant's facility.

(c) The board may request an applicant to appear before the board prior to the issuance of a license.

SECTION 4. The following fees apply to an applicant for licensure as a remote dispensing facility:
  (1) Application for licensure as a remote dispensing facility  $50 
  (2) Controlled substances registration  $100 

SECTION 5. Unless the board approves otherwise following a personal appearance, a remote dispensing facility must be located within forty-five (45) miles of its supervising pharmacy.

SECTION 6. (a) No less than twice per month, a pharmacist employed by a remote dispensing facility's supervising pharmacy must perform an inspection of the remote dispensing facility in accordance with IC 25-26-13.5-8. At least one (1) of these inspections must be performed by the qualifying pharmacist.

(b) During these inspections, the pharmacist or qualifying pharmacist shall review at a minimum the following:
(1) Personnel matters.
(2) Adherence to remote dispensing facility's policies and procedures.
(3) Controlled substance inventories.
(4) Record of entries into the remote dispensing facility, pursuant to IC 25-26-13.5-14.

SECTION 7. Any records required to be retained by IC 25-26-13.5 shall be retained for at least two (2) years, unless another length of time is specified elsewhere in state or federal law.

LSA Document #18-325(E)
Filed with Publisher: July 31, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Posted: 08/08/2018 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20180808-IR-856180325ERA
Composed: Dec 01,2020 1:27:42AM EST
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