Or. Admin. R. 855-007-0080 - Emergency Immunization and Drug Distribution

When a public health emergency has been declared, the following principles and procedures shall apply to the distribution, dispensing and administration of vaccines or drugs:

(1) The distribution of vaccines and drugs is to be in accordance with instructions provided by OSPHD.
(2) LHDs are authorized to distribute SNS or state stockpile drugs to designated Treatment Centers (TC) or health-care providers designated by the State Public Health Director or a local health administrator.
(3) A TC may include but is not limited to:
(a) A LHD;
(b) A clinician;
(c) A community health clinic;
(d) An independent or chain pharmacy;
(e) A hospital or other health-care facility;
(f) A temporary pharmacy;
(g) A mobile pharmacy; or
(h) A tribal health-care facility.
(4) A TC may possess, distribute, dispense and administer vaccines and drugs if these rules are in effect.
(5) A health-care provider, designated by the local health administrator, at a TC shall be responsible for administration, distribution and tracking of vaccines and drugs in accordance with procedures established by OSPHD.
(6) A health-care provider may, if permitted under that provider's scope of practice and these rules, distribute, dispense and administer vaccines and drugs.
(7) An Individual Data Collection Form (IDCF) shall be filled out for each person receiving a vaccine or drug at a TC or from a health-care provider, and this IDCF shall be treated as a valid prescription and retained as follows:
(a) An IDCF initiated at a pharmacy or other licensed health-care facility shall be filed and retained for three years;
(b) An IDCF initiated at a facility that is not a licensed health-care facility or at a temporary or mobile pharmacy shall be sent to OSPHD at the end of the state of emergency except that where the temporary or mobile facility has been established under the authority of OAR 855-007-0100 all records shall be filed and retained in accordance with 855-007-0110.
(8) Community Partner: A Community Partner means any entity that is authorized by OSPHD or OBOP to:
(a) Purchase and store vaccines or drugs prior to a pandemic event;
(b) Store vaccines or drugs in a Board registered facility or at a tribal site;
(c) Take possession of the vaccines or drugs and distribute to critical infrastructure and key resources when so directed by OSPHD in accordance with OSPHD protocols and procedures.
(d) A Community Partner shall:
(A) Distribute all drugs within 72 hours of removal from the storage site;
(B) Store all drugs in accordance with manufacture's guidelines;
(C) Record all distributions on a Distribution Log that shall include:
(i) The name and age of the person receiving the drugs;
(ii) The name, strength and quantity of the drugs;
(iii) The date and the time of the distribution.
(e) The Distribution Log shall be treated as a valid prescription and stored or otherwise disposed of as specified in 855-007-0110;
(9) This authority for LHDs, TCs, health-care providers and Community Partners to possess drugs shall extend beyond the declared emergency until procedures issued by OSPHD for the return or destruction of unused drugs have been completed.
(10) A pharmacist may administer a vaccine to a person who is at least three years of age or older.
(11) For immunization clinics, an immunizing pharmacist may supervise as many Oregon-licensed immunizing interns as that pharmacist determines, in their own professional judgment, will maintain public health and safety.


Or. Admin. R. 855-007-0080
BP 4-2008(Temp), f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-5-09 thru 7-3-09; BP 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-09; BP 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-24-09; BP 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-14; BP 93-2020, temporary amend filed 12/22/2020, effective 12/22/2020 through 06/19/2021; BP 13-2021, amend filed 06/15/2021, effective 6/15/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 401.065, ORS 433.441 & ORS 689.205

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 689.155 & ORS 689.645

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