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(225 ILCS 85/16a)
(from Ch. 111, par. 4136a)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
(a) The Department shall establish rules,
consistent with the provisions of this Act, governing nonresident
including pharmacies providing services via the Internet,
which sell, or offer for sale, drugs, medicines, or other pharmaceutical
services in this State.
(b) The Department shall require and provide for a nonresident
pharmacy license for all pharmacies located outside of this
State that dispense medications for Illinois residents and mail, ship, or
deliver prescription medications into this State. A nonresident
pharmacy license shall be granted by the Department upon the disclosure and
certification by a pharmacy:
(1) that it is licensed in the state in which the
dispensing facility is located and from which the drugs are dispensed;
(2) of the location, names, and titles of all
principal officers of the business and all pharmacists who are dispensing drugs to residents of this State;
(3) that it complies with all lawful directions and
requests for information from the board of pharmacy of each state in which it is licensed or registered, except that it shall respond directly to all communications from the Board or Department concerning any circumstances arising from the dispensing of drugs to residents of this State;
(4) that it maintains its records of drugs dispensed
to residents of this State so that the records are readily retrievable from the records of other drugs dispensed;
(5) that it cooperates with the Board or Department
in providing information to the board of pharmacy of the state in which it is licensed concerning matters related to the dispensing of drugs to residents of this State; and
(6) that during its regular hours of operation, but
not less than 6 days per week, for a minimum of 40 hours per week, a toll-free telephone service is provided to facilitate communication between patients in this State and a pharmacist at the nonresident pharmacy who has access to the patients' records. The toll-free number must be disclosed on the label affixed to each container of drugs dispensed to residents of this State.
(Source: P.A. 100-497, eff. 9-8-17.)