Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Distributors
216-RICR-40-15-1 INACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE
|Rhode Island Department of Health
|Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation
|Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Distributors
|Type of Filing
|07/22/2009 to 02/17/2010
Chapter 5&#8722;19.1 of the Rhode Island General Laws, as amended
Purpose and Reason:
Addition of new Section 21.10. See Brief Statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril for additional details.
Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril:
The Department’s contingency plans for pandemic flu response have been recently modified to utilize practitioners at community-based health centers for dispensing antivirals and other pharmaceuticals to the public, a practice not specifically authorized under the current regulations. Immediate filing will protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by ensuring that a sufficient number of geographically separate locations are available to ensure prompt and efficient dispensing of antivirals and other pharmaceuticals (on a state-wide basis) as part of the Department’s response to pandemic flu or a similar emergency situation.