Adopted and Filed

Prescription drug donation repository program, 109.1, 109.5(3), 109.14(1)

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ARC 6166C


Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to prescription drug donation repository program

The Public Health Department hereby amends Chapter 109, "Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code chapter 135M.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 135M.

Purpose and Summary

These amendments update outdated citations within Chapter 109 and address an unintentional issue that occurred from some new wording in different legislation that was not intended to apply to the program covered by Chapter 108. The Department provided a waiver in 2019 to address the situation. The amendment to the definition of "centralized repository" in Item 1 is a permanent solution that will remove the need for the waiver. Other amendments remove references to repealed Iowa Code chapters and a rescinded rule and update an Iowa Code citation.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on November 17, 2021, as ARC 6053C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the State Board of Health on January 12, 2022.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to the Department's waiver provisions contained in 641—Chapter 178.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on March 16, 2022.

The following rule-making actions are adopted:

Item 1. Amend rule 641—109.1(135M), definitions of "Centralized repository" and "Physician," as follows:

"Centralized repository" means a distributor an entity approved by the contractor and licensed pursuant to 657 IAC Chapter 17 applicable regulations of the Iowa board of pharmacy that accepts donated drugs, conducts a safety inspection of the drugs, and ships the donated drugs to a local repository to be dispensed in compliance with this chapter and federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

"Physician" means an individual licensed under Iowa Code chapter 148, 150, or 150A.

Item 2. Amend subrule 109.5(3) as follows:

109.5(3) Repositories shall destroy donated noncontrolled substances that are not suitable for dispensing and make a record of such destruction according to board of pharmacy rule 657—8.8(124,155A) 657—subrule 8.7(5). The destruction record shall be made in the same manner as prescribed for the record of return or destruction of a controlled substance in subrule 109.5(4).

Item 3. Amend subrule 109.14(1) as follows:

109.14(1) The department may receive prescription drugs and supplies directly from the prescription drug donation repository contractor and dispense prescription drugs and supplies through licensed personnel during or in preparation for a disaster emergency proclaimed by the governor pursuant to Iowa Code section 29C.6 or during or in preparation for a public health disaster as defined in 2009 Iowa Code Supplement section 135.140, subsection 6 135.140(6).

[Filed 1/12/22, effective 3/16/22]

[Published 2/9/22]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 2/9/22.

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Official Document

  • Prescription drug donation repository program, 109.1, 109.5(3), 109.14(1)
  • Published on 2/9/2022
  • Adopted and Filed

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Related Notices

Administrative Rule References

The following administrative rule references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.

Rule 641-109.1 Rule 641-109.14(1) Rule 641-109.5(3) Rule 641-109.5(4) Rule 657-8.7(5) Rule 657-8.8

Iowa Code References

The following Iowa code references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.

Iowa Code 135.140(6) Iowa Code 135.140, subsection 6 Iowa Code 148 Iowa Code 150 Iowa Code 150A Iowa Code 29C.6
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