2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 35 - Public Health and Safety
Chapter 7 - Food and Drugs
Article 16 - Drug Donation Program
Section 35-7-1603 - Drug Donation, Redispensing and Disposal Program Established; Minimum Requirements.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-7-1603 (2021)

35-7-1603. Drug donation, redispensing and disposal program established; minimum requirements.

(a) The department shall establish pursuant to its rules and regulations a voluntary drug donation and disposal program as provided in this section.

(b) The drug donation and redispensing program shall have the following features:

(i) Any person or entity, including but not limited to a drug manufacturer, physician or health care facility, may donate drugs to the drug donation program;

(ii) Drugs may be donated at a donation site maintained by the department, a take back event approved by the United States drug enforcement agency or at a physician's office, a pharmacy or a health care facility that elects to participate in the program and meets criteria established by the department;

(iii) Drugs shall be redispensed under the drug donation program only if they are in their original, unopened, sealed packaging or, if the outside packaging is opened, the contents are single unit doses that are individually contained in unopened, tamper evident packaging;

(iv) A drug shall not be redispensed within two (2) months of its expiration date or if the drug appears to be adulterated or misbranded in any way;

(v) Drugs in the donation program may be dispensed under the Medical Assistance and Services Act;

(vi) Drugs shall be delivered either to the department's central collection facility, a take back event approved by the United States drug enforcement agency or one (1) of its regional collection facilities;

(vii) Drugs available for redispensing shall be inventoried and posted on a list of drugs available for redispensing on the department's internet website;

(viii) The department shall provide access to computer systems and technical assistance to aid individuals in applying for government and private prescription drug programs and discounts.

(c) To the extent authorized by applicable federal law, the drug drop off and disposal program shall have the following features:

(i) Drop off locations shall be located with donation sites as provided in paragraph (b)(ii) of this section or local law enforcement agencies approved by the United States drug enforcement agency to the extent necessary under federal law;

(ii) Procedures shall be maintained for the documentation of all collected unused medication;

(iii) Procedures shall be maintained for the environmentally safe disposal of unused medications;

(iv) The department shall provide for public education of potential participating consumers about the availability of the drug disposal program and proper and effective disposal of unused medications;

(v) The department shall cooperate with law enforcement agencies to the extent required for the collection under law enforcement supervision or the secure collection, storage, transport and destruction of controlled substances.

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