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


New changes for this rule will be effective on 05/17/2021. View Details
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 Active
Effective 04/27/2020 to 05/17/2021

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-19.1-5(6)

Purpose and Reason :

To allow certain pharmacy practices and procedures in order to prevent costly delay of actions necessary to combat the COVID-19 emergency response.

Editorial Notes :

The agency requested an extension to the effective dates allowed by R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-2.10 for this emergency amendment which was promulgated on April 27, 2020. The extension was granted in accordance with Executive Order 21-28 which permits extensions for sixty (60) days. As a result of this additional extension, the effective dates have been revised and the regulation will now become ineffective on 06/21/2021.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

COVID-19, the new disease cause by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has been deemed a global pandemic. It continues to spread and overwhelm the state’s ability to respond. Aggressive and sustained efforts are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 to lessen the strain on our health care system. By relaxing existing regulations to permit certain practices and procedures for pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and interns, the health care system can better respond to the COVID-19 Virus.