Sec. 20-576a-1 - Definitions

ยง 20-576a-1. Definitions

As used in sections 20-576a-1 to 20-576a-7, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies:

(1) "Authorized Collector" means a retail pharmacy authorized to handle controlled substances, currently licensed pursuant to section 20-594 of the Connecticut General Statutes, with an active registration to be a collector of drugs for disposal issued by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency and the department;

(2) "Authorized Employee" means an individual with an active license or registration who is: (A) a minimum of 18 years of age; and (B) employed by an authorized collector as a licensed pharmacist, pharmacist intern, or pharmacist technician pursuant to chapter 400j of the Connecticut General Statutes;

(3) "Collection Receptacle" means a secured receptacle into which unused or expired drugs, including controlled substances and legend and non-legend drugs, can be deposited by ultimate users;

(4) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection or the commissioner's representative;

(5) "Controlled substance" means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in schedules I to V, inclusive, of the Connecticut controlled substance scheduling regulations adopted pursuant to section 21a-243 of the Connecticut General Statutes;

(6) "Department" means the Department of Consumer Protection;

(7) "Drug" has the same meaning as provided in section 21a-240 of the Connecticut General Statutes;

(8) "Drug Control Division" means the division within the department responsible for overseeing the return of prescription drugs to pharmacies;

(9) "Inner Liner" means the removable liner within a collection receptacle that meets the requirements specified in 21 CFR 1317.60, that is used to collect drugs when placed in a collection receptacle;

(10) "Pharmacy" has the same meaning as provided in section 20-571 of the Connecticut General Statutes;

(11) "Prescription" has the same meaning as provided in section 21a-240 of the Connecticut General Statutes;

(12) "Reverse Distributor" means a wholesaler or distributor, as defined in Connecticut General Statutes section 21a-70, whether within or without the state of Connecticut, who receives and destroys prescription medications, including controlled substances and legend and non-legend drugs, from an authorized collector;

(13) "Rigid Container" means a container constructed of sturdy material used to hold the inner liner while in the collection receptacle and to transport the inner liner to the reverse distributor for destruction. Rigid containers are removable from the collection receptacle, are not reusable and are destroyed with the inner liner contained therein;

(14) "Third-party logistics provider" has the same meaning as provided in section 20-571 of the Connecticut General Statutes; and

(15) "Ultimate User" has the same meaning as provided in 21 U.S.C. 802, but also includes any person lawfully entitled to dispose of a decedent's property if that decedent was an ultimate user who died while in lawful possession of a controlled substance.

(Adopted July 8, 2019)

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