Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 19.1

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-19.1-10

§ 5-19.1-10. Restricted pharmacies — License.

(a) Upon application of the plan administrator or trustee of any trust, fund, pension plan, combination plan, or profit sharing plan, which is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq., the board of pharmacy may license a facility, subsequently called a “restricted pharmacy,” for the purpose of dispensing pharmacy services to beneficiaries; provided, that no such license shall be granted unless the trust, fund, or plan demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board of pharmacy that it is associated with another such trust, fund, or plan already licensed in another state to own and operate a restricted pharmacy for the purpose of dispensing pharmacy services to its beneficiaries. Charges for those services shall be determined by the trustee or plan administrator. A restricted pharmacy may, after written notice to the board, limit its operation to a specific schedule of drugs.

(b) The board of pharmacy may establish regulations that shall apply to a restricted pharmacy. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a restricted pharmacy from accepting or filling prescriptions by mail; provided, that the prescribing physician is verified, according to the procedures established by chapter 37 of this title as licensed to practice in this state or in any New England state.

History of Section.
P.L. 2001, ch. 60, § 2.