Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 7. Out-of-State Mail Service Pharmacies

Registration Requirements

37-7-703. Registration requirements. Each out-of-state mail service pharmacy must be registered with the board of pharmacy. In order to be registered with the board to do business in this state and for the renewal of its registration, an out-of-state mail service pharmacy:

(1) (a) shall submit a certificate from the appropriate licensing authority with which it is currently licensed and in good standing in the state in which its dispensing facilities are located; and

(b) shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and standards of that state and the United States and, if requested by the board, provide evidence that it has complied;

(2) shall register with the board and provide information on ownership and location, including the names and titles of the corporate officers, of the out-of-state mail service pharmacy and the identity of a pharmacist licensed in the state in which the pharmacy is located who is in charge of dispensing prescriptions for shipment to Montana from the out-of-state mail service pharmacy;

(3) shall submit a utilization plan for the employment of pharmacy technicians if allowed by the state where the mail service pharmacy is located. If the state in which the pharmacy is located does not establish a ratio of technicians to pharmacists for determining the number of pharmacy technicians or otherwise define the role of the pharmacist in compounding or dispensing drugs at the pharmacy, then the out-of-state mail service pharmacy may not allow a pharmacist to supervise more than one supportive person at any one time in the compounding or dispensing of prescription drugs, unless approved by the board as provided in 37-7-307 through 37-7-309.

(4) shall submit to the board proof of the pharmacist's good standing with the licensing authority in the state where the pharmacist is employed and the pharmacist's written commitment to comply with the utilization plan, if any, for each pharmacist identified under subsection (2) and shall provide to the board the same toll-free telephone service referenced in 37-7-706 in order to comply with all information requests by the board; and

(5) shall pay an initial registration fee and a periodic renewal fee in an amount to be determined by the board and at a time established by the department by rule.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 664, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 300, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 274, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 492, L. 1997.