Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 19.1

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-19.1-8

§ 5-19.1-8. Licensing required.

(a) No person shall engage in the practice of pharmacy, establish, conduct, or maintain a pharmacy or wholesale drug operation, or manufacture drugs without obtaining a license under this chapter. It shall be unlawful for any person to practice pharmacy or to institute or operate any pharmacy unless such person shall be a licensed pharmacist or shall place in charge of the pharmacy a licensed pharmacist. Provided, persons who provide acceptable evidence of being currently licensed by examination or endorsement under the laws of other states of the United States and the District of Columbia shall not be prevented from practicing in this state for a period of ninety (90) days from the date on the application receipt, provided that they become duly licensed in this state within ninety (90) days. The board may, through regulations, establish the responsibilities and duties of the pharmacist-in-charge.

(b) The director of health may, upon determination that a waiver of the licensing requirement is necessary in the interest of public health, waive the licensing requirement for the dispensing of prescription medication in the limited instance where such medication will be dispensed by a licensed healthcare professional at a licensed ambulatory care facility located on Block Island, where it is necessary to dispense medication before it can be obtained from the mainland.

History of Section.
P.L. 2001, ch. 60, § 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 265, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 354, § 1.