Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Distributors
|Title||216||Rhode Island Department of Health|
|Chapter||40||Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation|
|Part||1||Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Distributors|
|Type of Filing||Amendment|
|Regulation Status||Inactive View Active Rule|
|Effective||07/22/2009 to 02/17/2010|
Regulation Authority :
Chapter 5−19.1 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.