2013 Mississippi Code
Title 43 - PUBLIC WELFARE
Chapter 13 - MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE AGED; MEDICAID
Article 11 - DRUG REPOSITORY PROGRAM
§ 43-13-503 - Establishment of plan for drug repository program; eligible drugs


MS Code § 43-13-503 (2013) What's This?

(1) Not later than January 1, 2005, the State Board of Pharmacy and the State Department of Health jointly shall establish a plan for a drug repository program to accept and dispense prescription drugs donated for the purpose of being dispensed to individuals who meet the eligibility standards established in the rules adopted by the board under Section 43-13-509. The plan shall be submitted to the Chairmen of the Public Health and Welfare Committees of the Mississippi House of Representatives and Senate for their review. Under the drug repository program:

(a) Only drugs in their original sealed and tamper-evident packaging may be accepted and dispensed.

(b) The packaging must be unopened, except that drugs packaged in single unit doses may be accepted and dispensed when the outside packaging is opened if the single unit dose packaging is undisturbed.

(c) The drugs must have been properly stored such that the integrity of the medicine remains intact.

(d) A drug shall not be accepted or dispensed if there is reason to believe that it is adulterated as described in Section 75-29-3.

(e) Subject to the limitation specified in this subsection, unused drugs dispensed for the purposes of the Medicaid program may be accepted and dispensed.

(2) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section shall be construed as prohibiting a pharmacy from accepting drugs that are not eligible to be dispensed under the drug repository program, for the proper disposal of those drugs.

(3) The drug repository program shall be fully implemented not later than July 1, 2005.

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