Pharmacists, Pharmacies, and Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Distributors (216-RICR-40-15-1)


Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 40 Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation
Subchapter 15 Pharmacy
Part 1 Pharmacists, Pharmacies, and Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Distributors (216-RICR-40-15-1)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Proposed View Active Rule
Filing Notice Date 11/13/2020
Public Comment Dates 11/13/2020 to 12/14/2020

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-19.1-5(6)

Purpose and Reason :

The purpose of this regulation is to create definitions for active ingredient, auto substitute, COVID-19 and dispense as written; it permits prescription drugs to be returned to a pharmacy in the event of a recall or medication error and the pharmacy must maintain a record of returned medications and make the record available to the Department upon request; allows pharmacists to dispense an amount of non- controlled substance medication beyond the face amount not to exceed the total amount of authorized refills; allows for one-time emergency refill up to 90 days excluding schedules II, III, and IV drugs; allows pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to work remotely as operationally feasible; allows institutional pharmacies to store patients’ personal medications in the patients’ rooms; and permits certain pharmacy procedures in the event of a state of emergency.


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