As used in this section, “supplier” includes an authorized representative of the patient who purchases nonprescription medication or nonprescription sickroom supplies at retail.
A resident in a residential facility must have a choice:
From among prescription drug delivery systems as long as the system selected:
Provides for timely delivery of drugs;
Provides adequate protection to prevent tampering with drugs;
Provides that drugs are delivered in a unit of use compatible with the established system of the facility for dispensing drugs, whether that system is provided by a facility pharmacy or by a contract with a pharmacy; and
Provides a 24-hour emergency service procedure either directly or by contract with another pharmacy;
From among suppliers of nonprescription medication, although no facility is required to accept any opened container of such medication; and
From among suppliers of nonprescription sickroom supplies as long as any items supplied can be maintained in a clean manner with equipment available at the facility.
If the established system of the facility, whether that system is provided by a facility pharmacy or a pharmacy under contract, provides patient profile information, the pharmacy chosen by the resident under subsection (2)(a) of this section must also provide that information for any resident it serves at the facility. [1983 c.328 §4; 2007 c.71 §133]
§§ 443.400 to 443.455
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Licensing nursing homes for mentally retarded under licensing provisions of residential facilities, (1978) Vol 39, p 1