Ala. Code § 14-1-19 (1975) - Acceptance and redispensing of unused prescription medications

Cite as:Ala. Code § 14-1-19 (1975)
Currency:Current through Act 579 of the 2018 Legislative Session
 
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(a) As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) CORRECTIONS FACILITY. Any facility or program controlled or operated by the state Department of Corrections or any of its agencies or departments and supported wholly or in part by state funds for the correctional care of persons or any county jail operated and controlled by the county sheriff and a county.

(2) CUSTOMIZED PATIENT MEDICATION PACKAGE. A package that is prepared by a pharmacist for a specific patient and that contains two or more prescribed solid oral dosage forms.

(3) REPACKAGING. The process by which the pharmacy prepares a prescription it accepts pursuant to this section in a unit-dose package, unit-of-issue package or customized patient medication package for immediate dispensing in accordance with a current prescription.

(4) UNIT-DOSE PACKAGE. A package that contains a single-dose drug with the name, strength, control number, and expiration date of that drug on the label.

(5) UNIT-OF-ISSUE PACKAGE. A package that provides multiple doses of the same drug, but each drug is individually separated and includes the name, lot number, and expiration date of the drug.

(b) A pharmacy operated by the Alabama Department of Corrections or by a county for a county jail or operated by a company under contract with the Alabama Department of Corrections or with a county for a county jail, shall accept for the purpose of redispensing a prescription drug that has been dispensed and has left the control of the pharmacy or pharmacist if the prescription drug is being returned by a corrections facility that has met the requirements of routine on-site inspections by the pharmacy or pharmacist and has a registered professional nurse or a licensed practical nurse who is responsible for the security, handling, and administration of prescription drugs within that corrections facility and if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The pharmacy or pharmacist is satisfied that the conditions under which the prescription drug has been delivered, stored, and handled before and during its return were such as to prevent damage, deterioration, or contamination that would adversely affect the identity, strength, quality, purity, stability, integrity, or effectiveness of the prescription drug.

(2) The pharmacist is satisfied that the prescription drug did not leave the control of the registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse responsible for the security, handling, and administration of that prescription drug and that the prescription drug did not come into the physical possession of the individual for whom it was prescribed.

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