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(a) Any pharmacy located outside this state which ships, mails or delivers, in any manner, controlled substances or prescription drugs or devices into this state pursuant to a prescription or provides pharmaceutical care to a resident of this state shall be considered a nonresident pharmacy, shall obtain a license from the board, and shall:
(i) Repealed by Laws 2005, ch. 215, § 2.
(ii) Comply with all directions and requests for information from the regulatory or licensing agency of the state in which it is licensed as well as with all requests for information made by the board pursuant to this section. The nonresident pharmacy shall maintain, at all times, a valid unexpired license, permit or registration to conduct the pharmacy in compliance with the laws of the state in which it is a resident;
(iii) Maintain its records of controlled substances or dangerous drugs or devices dispensed to patients in this state so that the records are readily retrievable from the records of other drugs dispensed;
(iv) Comply with all requirements of the Wyoming Generic Drug Substitution Act;
(v) Submit a license application to the board on a form prescribed by the board and pay the license fee established by the board in its rules and regulations;
(vi) Immediately notify the board of the occurrence of any of the following:
(A) Permanent closing of pharmacy operations;
(B) Change in pharmacy ownership, name, management, location or pharmacist in charge;
(C) Conviction of a pharmacy owner or employee for a felony under any state or federal drug law;
(D) Any substantial theft or loss of dangerous drugs, controlled substances or medical devices;
(E) Any other matter required to be reported by rule and regulation of the board.
(b) Any pharmacy subject to this section shall, during its regular hours of operation, but not less than six (6) days per week, and for a minimum of forty (40) hours per week, provide a toll free telephone service to facilitate communication between patients in this state and a pharmacist at the pharmacy who has access to the patient's records. This toll free number shall be disclosed on a label affixed to each container of drugs dispensed to patients in this state.
(c) A pharmacy applying for licensure under this section shall be charged the fee specified in W.S. 33-24-112(a)(iii).
(d) A nonresident pharmacy license under this section shall be renewed annually on or before June 30 by submitting a renewal application to the board.
(e) The board may deny, suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a license issued under this section, may issue a letter of admonition to a nonresident pharmacy licensee and may assess an administrative penalty, not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) per violation, against a nonresident pharmacy licensee on any of the following grounds:
(i) Failure to comply with any requirement of the pharmacy practice act of the state of domicile or the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act. Upon a determination by the board's executive director that the pharmacy practice act of the state of domicile is less protective of the public than the provisions of this act and could endanger the public health, safety or welfare, the executive director before any adverse action pursuant to this paragraph shall provide notice of the noncompliance to the nonresident pharmacy and afford a reasonable opportunity to cure the noncompliance;
(ii) Failure to comply with rules and regulations of the board or regulatory body of the jurisdiction in which the pharmacy is located. Upon a determination by the board's executive director that the rules and regulations of the state of domicile are less protective of the public than the provisions of the board's rules and regulations and could endanger the public health, safety or welfare, the executive director before any adverse action pursuant to this paragraph shall provide notice of the noncompliance to the nonresident pharmacy and afford a reasonable opportunity to cure the noncompliance;
(iii) Conviction of a pharmacy owner, pharmacist in charge, staff pharmacist or pharmacy technician for a felony under any state or federal law, if the conviction is related to the practice of pharmacy;
(iv) Obtaining any remuneration by fraud, misrepresentation or deception;
(v) Suspension or revocation of a pharmacy license or any other disciplinary action by a board of pharmacy against the licensee in any other state;
(vi) Knowing submission of false, misleading or fraudulent information to the board in connection with an initial or renewal application for a nonresident pharmacy license;
(vii) Purchase or receipt of a prescription drug, controlled substance or medical device from a source other than a manufacturer, wholesaler or pharmacy licensed by the regulatory authority in the state where the pharmacy is located;
(viii) Purchase or receipt of a prescription drug, controlled substance or medical device that is not approved by the federal food and drug administration;
(ix) Keeping the pharmacy open for business without a licensed pharmacist in charge on site.
(f) Repealed by Laws 2005, ch. 215, § 2.
(g) It is unlawful for any nonresident pharmacy which is not licensed by the board to advertise its services in this state, or for any person to advertise the pharmacy services of a nonresident pharmacy which has not been licensed by the board, with the knowledge that the advertisement will or is likely to induce members of the public in this state to use the pharmacy to fill prescriptions. Any person convicted of violating this subsection shall be subject to the penalties provided by W.S. 33-24-142.
(h) Before any final adverse administrative action is taken against a nonresident pharmacy licensee, the licensee is entitled to a hearing by the board of pharmacy upon due notice of the time and place where the hearing will be held. The accused may be represented by legal counsel, is entitled to the compulsory attendance of witnesses and may appeal to the first judicial district court located in Laramie county in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wyoming Statutes Title 33. Professions and Occupations § 33-24-152. Nonresident pharmacy registration; requirements for registration; fees; renewal; denial, letter of admonition, administrative penalty, revocation or suspension; advertising - last updated December 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wy/title-33-professions-and-occupations/wy-st-sect-33-24-152/
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