Kan. Admin. Regs. § 68-18-1 - Transferring unused medications
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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68-18-1. Transferring unused medications. (a) Each administrator or operator of an adult care home, pharmacist-in-charge of a mail service pharmacy, and administrator of a medical care facility who wants to become a donating entity, as defined in L. 2008, ch. 9, sec. 2 and amendments thereto, shall submit to the board written notification of intent to participate in the unused medications program. The notification shall be submitted on a form approved by the board.
(b) Before the transfer of each unused medication to a qualifying center or clinic, each mail service pharmacy and medical care facility that has become a donating entity as specified in subsection (a) shall perform the following:
(1) Determine the quality and suitability of each unused medication by a pharmacist's verification that the unused medication meets the following requirements:
(A) Can be identified;
(B) is in the manufacturer's sealed container, a pharmacy unit-dose package, or a hermetically sealed tamper-evident package from the pharmacy;
(C) has not passed its beyond-use date;
(D) is not a controlled substance;
(E) has not been adulterated; and
(F) is not a medication that can be dispensed only to a patient or resident registered with the drug manufacturer;
(2) remove the name of the patient or resident and all of the patient's or resident's personal identifiers in order to protect confidentiality;
(3) consult with the qualifying center or clinic to determine whether the qualifying center or clinic is willing to accept each unused medication; and
(4) ensure that the qualifying center or clinic has a consulting pharmacist and is registered with the board to accept unused medications.
(c) Before the transfer of each unused medication to a qualifying center or clinic, each adult care home that has become a donating entity as specified in subsection (a) shall meet the requirements specified in paragraphs (b)(2), (3), and (4).
(d) When a donating entity transfers an unused medication to a qualifying center or clinic, the donating entity shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Complete a manifest on a form approved by the board; and
(2) include a copy of the manifest with the unused medications.
(e) Each donating entity shall maintain a copy of the manifest that the donating entity provided to the qualifying center or clinic for at least five years. The donating entity shall also maintain a copy of the manifest that was signed and returned by the qualifying center or clinic for at least five years.
(f) A donating entity shall not transfer an unused medication that can be dispensed only to a patient or resident registered with the drug manufacturer. (Authorized by and implementing L. 2008, ch. 9, §7; effective Jan. 2, 2009.)