Maine Pharmacy Law

  1. advanced pharmacy practice experience
  2. a person other than a pharmacy technician (e.g., computer technician, bookkeeper) who the pharmacist in charge has designated to be present in the prescription filling area in the absence of a pharmacist
    authorized person
  3. a pharmacy that prepares prescription drug orders for dispensing pursuant to a valid prescription transmitted to it by a retail pharmacy, rural health center or free clinic; or by a dispensary, hospital pharmacy, extended care facility etc., or any other facility that is not registered or licensed by the board, and returns the labeled and filled prescriptions to the retail pharmacy or other source of origin for delivery to the patient or the authorized agent of the patient
    Central fill pharmacy
  4. a midwife certified by and in good standing with the North American Registry of Midwives or the American Midwifery Certification Board, provided that “certified midwife” does not include a certified nurse midwife licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse by the State Board of Nursing.
    Certified midwife
  5. a pharmacy that purchases drugs for and dispenses drugs to a limited, institutional patient population such as residents of a long term care facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, intermediate care facility for persons with mental retardation, or residential mental health facility.
    Closed-shop pharmacy
  6. 60 minutes of participation in a continuing professional education activity
    Contact hour
  7. United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
  8. Oversee the activities of a pharmacy intern or pharmacy technician by being physically present

    Direct the activities of a pharmacy intern or pharmacy technician who has no fixed workstation

    includes activities performed by a pharmacy intern or pharmacy technician during the supervising pharmacist’s short-term absence from the workplace for meals or breaks

    Oversee the activities of a pharmacy intern or pharmacy technician at a point of care location remote from the pharmacist in control of an automated pharmacy system
    Direct supervision
  9. the Maine Department of Health and Human Services
  10. is a unit of a prescription drug that is not intended to be sold and is intended to promote the sale of the drug
    Drug sample
  11. includes, but is not limited to, a facsimile machine, computer system, portable device, or any other system or equipment approved by the Board
    Electronic device
  12. an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record
    Electronic signature
  13. a prescription that is generated on an electronic application and transmitted as an electronic data file
    Electronic prescription
  14. a pharmacy owned by and located in a hospital licensed by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services that is further licensed by the board to dispense drugs as set forth in Chapter 35 of the board’s rules
    Extended hospital pharmacy
  15. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration
  16. a prescription drug order which has been transferred to paper, whether by hand or by equipment, and is readable without the aid of any special devices
    Hard copy
  17. the introductory pharmacy practice experience
  18. oxygen in liquid or gaseous form intended for therapeutic use
    Medical oxygen
  19. the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination
  20. the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
  21. the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination
  22. a pharmacy that compounds, stores, dispenses, labels or delivers any radioactive drug
    Nuclear pharmacy
  23. some other route than through the gastrointestinal tract such as, but not limited to, intravenous, subcutaneous, or intramuscular routes
  24. a pharmacist who performs the duties of a pharmacist at any given time
    Pharmacist on duty
  25. a pharmacy student, recent graduate or foreign graduate engaged in the practice of pharmacy under the direct supervision of a pharmacist while enrolled in the internship program
    Pharmacy intern
  26. the premises where prescriptions filled by an automated pharmacy system that is not wholly located in a retail pharmacy are delivered or administered
    Point of care location
  27. the place, area, site, or manner in which the practice of pharmacy may normally occur or transpire
    Practice setting
  28. the area used for compounding prescription legend drugs, for storing all drugs and devices which may be sold by prescription only, and for any other activities necessary to the practice of pharmacy
    Prescription filling area
  29. a hard copy produced by computer that is readable without the aid of any special device
  30. A pharmacy located in a retail store; or A specialty pharmacy not located in a retail store, including but not limited to a closed-shop pharmacy, sterile compounding pharmacy, extended hospital pharmacy, opioid treatment program and retail supplier of medical oxygen
    Retail pharmacy
  31. a pharmacy that engages in the compounding of sterile pharmaceuticals
    Sterile compounding pharmacy
  32. the length of time to administer medication. In institutional settings, the physician normally notes the length of time to administer medication on the drug order. In the absence of this notation, the policy of the institution shall determine the length of time various categories of drugs may be administered
    Stop date
  33. the Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributor program administered by NABP
  34. the distribution of prescription drugs by wholesale distributors to persons other than consumers or patients, but does not include:

    Intracompany sales, which include any internal sales transaction or transfer with any division, subsidiary, parent and affiliated or related company under the common ownership and control as the transferor;

    The purchase or other acquisition by a hospital or other health care entity that is a member of a group purchasing organization of a drug for its own use from the group purchasing organization or from other hospitals or health care entities that are members of such organizations;

                 3.         The sale, purchase or trade of a drug or an offer to sell, purchase or trade a drug by a charitable organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to a nonprofit affiliate of the organization to the extent otherwise permitted by law

    The sale, purchase or trade of a drug or an offer to sell, purchase or trade a drug among hospitals or other health care entities that are under common control; for purposes of this section, "common control" means the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person or an organization, whether by ownership of stock, voting rights, by contract or otherwise;

    The sale, purchase or trade of a drug or an offer to sell, purchase or trade a drug for emergency medical reasons; for purposes of this section, "emergency medical reasons" includes transfers of prescription drugs by a retail pharmacy to another retail pharmacy to alleviate a temporary shortage;

                 6.         The sale of a drug by a retail pharmacy to licensed practitioners for office use when the total annual dollar volume of

    prescription drugs sold to licensed practitioners does not exceed five (5) percent of that pharmacy’s total annual prescription drug sales;

    The sale, purchase or trade of a drug, an offer to sell, purchase or trade a drug, or the dispensing of a drug pursuant to a prescription;

    The distribution of drug samples by manufacturers' representatives or distributors' representatives;

    The sale, purchase or trade of blood and blood components intended for transfusion; or

    Drug returns, when conducted by a hospital, health care entity, or charitable institution in accordance with 21 CFR §203.23.
    Wholesale distribution
  35. anyone engaged in wholesale distribution of prescription drugs, including, but not limited to, manufacturers; repackers; own-label distributors; private-label distributors; jobbers; brokers; warehouses, including manufacturers' and distributors' warehouses, chain drug warehouses and wholesale drug warehouses; independent wholesale drug traders; and retail pharmacies that conduct wholesale distributions
    Wholesale distributor
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Maine Pharmacy Law